Sunday 16 September 2012 11:30AM


Stylus Fantasticus


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Six young period-instrument performers from Montreal, collectively known as Masques, have held North American and European audiences spellbound with their pulsating interpretations of Baroque music. They make their UK debut in this concert with works rooted in the stylus fantasticus, described by the 17th-century polymath Athanasius Kircher as ‘the most free and unrestrained method of composing’.

  • Masques wishes to thank the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support
  • Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)
        • Sonata a 5 in D minor
  • Johann Rosenmüller (c.1619-1684)
        • Sonata a 5 in F
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1620-1680)
        • Sonata a 5 in A from 'Sacro-profanus concentus musicus'
  • Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
      • Armonico tributo
        • Sonata No. 5 in G major
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
        • Balletto for strings and continuo ‘Die Fechtschule’
  • Heinrich Biber
        • Pars in A minor from 'Mensa sonora'
        • Sonata a 5 in B flat from 'Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes'