Collegium 1704: For several friends
Information about the concert
Although the music of the British Isles absorbed many influences from the continent and from Italy and France in particular, throughout the 16 th and 17 th centuries it always maintained an individual character of its own with its peculiar use of counterpoint and its expressive handling of dissonance and chromaticism. This can be heard in fantasias by William Lawes, intimate pieces by Matthew Locke, and the works of Henry Purcell, including the compositions in which he attempted to imitate “the most famous Italian masters”.
Programme: – Matthew Locke: For Several Friends, The Broken Consort – William Lawes: Suites for violins, viola, and organ – Henry Purcell: Sonatas in three and four parts
Performing artists: Helena Zemanová – violin Jana Anýžová – violin Hana Fleková – viola da gamba Jan Krejča – theorba Pablo Kornfeld – harpsichord