Friday 5 July 2019 1:00PM

Elizabeth Kenny theorbo

Kapsberger, Piccinini, MacMillan and more

Duration

This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval

£16concs£14

Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Elizabeth Kenny theorbo

Late sixteenth-century musicians and poets spent much time attempting to re-make contemporary culture in the image of the Ancients: the intellectual-sounding chitarrone was one of the more unlikely fruits of this movement. But with its long second neck and eccentric tuning it soon acquired a reputation for comedy, and was nicknamed tiorba, (an old man’s hurdy gurdy), and in England, ”theorbo”. Player-composers explored experimental harmonies and, flowing tunes underpinned by its deep bass strings. Today’s composers are taking the instrument into new imaginative terrain, exploring its twin identities. This programme features Nico Muhly’s Berceuse, written for Liz Kenny in November 2018.

  • Giovanni Kapsberger (c.1580-1651)
        • Toccata
      • Libro quarto d'intavolatura di chitarone
        • Passacaglia
        • Capona
      • Libro primo d'intavolatura di lauto
        • Canario
      • Libro quarto d'intavolatura di chitarone
        • Colascione
  • Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638)
        • Toccata cromatica
        • Ciaconna
  • Sir James MacMillan (b.1959)
      • Since it was the Day of Preparation
        • Motet No. 1
  • Benjamin Oliver (b.1981)
        • Extending from the Inside
  • Robert de Visée (c.1655-1732)
        • Suite No. 6 in C minor
  • Nico Muhly (b.1981)
        • Berceuse with 7 variations

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