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PenarthRichard Boothby performs Telemann

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for viola da gamba
Richard Boothby, Viol
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Handel’s La Resurrezione brought blazingly to life

Handel's La Resurrezione © Kathy Wittman
Handel's La Resurrezione, anchored the Boston Early Music Festival’s Thursday programs in a dramatic reading by many of the same forces performing Campra’s La Carnaval de Venise.
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Telemann insights from Boothby in Bristol

Richard Boothby © Liam Byrne
Richard Boothby gave a simple and informative evening’s concert of Telemann’s 12 fantasias at St Georges, Bristol.
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Phantasm viol consort: Perilous polyphony

Phantasm © Marco Borggreve
Fantasias for viol trio performed by members of Phantasm illustrate the inventiveness of England's best composers from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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Bach stays wrapped up: The Art of Fugue with Fretwork

Members of Fretwork  ©  2009 Chris Dawes
Bach’s final work The Art of Fugue, left incomplete at his death in 1750, has long been famous for (among other things) not having specified its instrumentation. It’s written in open score – each line of music, or “voice”, is given a distinct printed line, making it hard to guess what instrument Bach actually had in mind to play it.
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La música como única senda de decir lo vedado a la palabra

Jordi Savall © Teresa Llordes
Acompañado de Rolf Lislevand -tiorba y guitarra-, Michael Behringer -clave y órgano- y Philippe Pierlot -viola da gamba baja de 7 cuerdas-, Jordi Savall ha rendido homenaje a una película que, en 1991, sirvió para mucho como pasarela de acceso a las figuras y la música de Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Marin Marais o el propio Savall.
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