Harpsichord recital at Acton Court, Bristol, Sunday 24 July 05 at 3pm

by Sharona on May 18, 2005

“Age of Gold”

Anon. Venetian MS c1520
Pavana in passo e mezzo
Saltarello della pavana

Andrea Antico Frottole Intabulate da Sonare Organi… Rome 1517
Non resta in questa valle
Animoso mio desire

Anon. Venetian MS c1520
La cara cossa del Berdolin

Marco Antonio Cavazzoni da Bologna Recerchari, Motetti, Canzoni… Venice 1523
Recercare Secondo

Anon. Intabolatura Nova di Varie Sorte de Balli… Venice 1551
La forze d’Hercole
Pavana Fusi
Passamezzo Antico I III

Giovanni de Macque (circa 1548-1614) London BL 30491Prime Stravaganze
Seconda Gagliarda

Giovanni Picchi (fl 1600 1625) Intavolatura di balli d’arpicordo… Venice 1621
Toccata
Padoana ditta la Ongara/L’Ongara a un’altro modo

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 1643)
Toccata Ottava Toccate… Libro Primo Rome 1615
Partita sopra la Romanesca Toccate… Libro Primo Rome 1615
Toccata Prima Toccate… Libro Secondo Rome 1627

Stravaganzas, toccatas, partitas and variations from the true golden age of harpsichord music by Frescobaldi, Picchi and de Macque, with frottola intabulations by Antico, recercars by Cavazzoni, Renaissance dances from Venice and Intavolatura Nova.

Intense lyricism, dare-devil virtuosity, shocking disonances, wild chromaticism, passion, eloquence, emotion, drama and subtlety are all hallmarks of these kaleidoscopic, often outrageous and bizarre pieces.

“Her recital was distinguished not just by insightful, intelligent musicianship, but also by the refinement and shading of the tone colours she extracted from her instrument.”
Harpsichord and Fortepiano

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