University of York Baroque Day
Saturday 06 May | 7.00pm
University Baroque Ensemble
£16 (£13) £3
Day Ticket: £37 (£32) £7
Presented in association with The University of York
Programme to include:
Telemann Hamburger Ebb und Fluth (‘Wassermusik’)
Biber Battalia à 10
Telemann illustrates the important and successful port of Hamburg with mythological water deities, the physical movement of the ocean, the tides of Hamburg, and happy sailors. Biber’s Battalia anticipates later techniques such as polytonality and playing col legno as it depicts marching, the dissolute horde of the musketeers, Mars, the fight, gunshot, and the lament of the wounded.
This Baroque Day of three concerts focusses on the use of music to tell stories and to express emotions - a popular concept in the 17th and 18th centuries, although the term ‘programme music’ was not in use for another century. The music includes famous examples of musical storytelling by Telemann and Biber and also contrasts Laments written for instruments alone with those for accompanied voice.
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