Podcast: Beginning of the Revolution – with John Butt

David Lee talks to Dunedin Consort’s Artistic Director, John Butt, about Beginning of the Revolution – a programme exploring the beginnings of the early music revival and the work of one of its key founders, Arnold Dolmetsch.

Replicating a concert that took place in Bloomsbury in 1896, our performances in Glasgow and Madrid include music by Handel, Purcell, Kuhnau and Bach, alongside some of their lesser-known contemporaries, Henry Lawes and John Jenkins. In this fascinating interview, John explains how Dolmetsch – a fanatical collector and instrument builder – helped to shape the early music movement as we know it today.