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Bach & Handel with Sophie Bevan

Wednesday 24th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- £10 - £22
Credit Sussie Ahlburg

The soprano voice clearly inspired both Bach and Handel, those two exact contemporaries who were otherwise so different in temperament. For Bach, the voice could embody a sort of etherial purity but also provide considerable virtuosity and rhetorical energy. For Handel the soprano could be the medium for heartbreaking passion, as in ‘Alpestre Monte’, but also supreme, almost wild, joy, as in the long-lost Gloria. Both composers also shared an interest in the instrumental concerto genre, creating conversations between bodies of different forces and profiling various forms of instrumental melody. Never before had instrumental music enjoyed such a striking role, imitating the cut and thrust of human interaction, poetry and speech.

Programme

JS Bach BWV 52 Falsche Welt

JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4

Handel Alpestre Monte HWV 81

Handel Op 3 no 2 in B flat Major

Handel Gloria HWV deest

Details

Date:
Wednesday 24th February
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£10 - £22
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Venue

The Queen’s Hall
85 - 89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9JG United Kingdom
Phone:
01316682019
Website:
www.thequeenshall.net

Organiser

Dunedin Consort
Phone:
0131 516 3718

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0131 668 2019