Lost Empire: Late 18th-Century Music for Viols


Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Lost Empire: Late 18th Century Music for Viols

Followed by a Buffet of French Pastries & Coffee

Throughout history, empires like Rome and Carthage had been built, conquered, lost and forgotten. Abandoned and left to descend into ruin, their great monuments fell victim to the ravages of war and the capricious nature of the human condition. In its own history, the viola da gamba offers a rare glimpse into the transient nature of musical fashion. As Europes’s empires waxed and waned, the instrument inspired a remarkable and diverse repertory spanning nearly three hundred years. Reaching every corner of Europe it played an important role in society and culture from the early Renaissance to the French revolution, yet was nearly forgotten just after its zenith at the end of the 18-century. Virtuosic, expressive and full of pyrotechnics, the music of late Baroque masters is a tribute to the versatility of an archaic but legendary instrument.

Ludwig Christian Hesse, Opera Music of Rameau for Three Bass Viols
Georg Philipp Telemann, Quartet for Violin & Three Bass Viols
Michel Corrette, Concerto for Bass Viols & Continuo
Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Pièce de clavecin avec violon Opus 13


The Artists:
Zenith: A Consort of Antique Viols
Douglas Kelly, Motomi Igarashi & Mark Kramer
Adriane Post, Baroque Violin  & Leon Schelhase, Harpsichord


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 S. Greeley Ave
Chappaqua,, NY 10514
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Times: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

Presenter: Ars Antiqua
Presenter Phone: 914-238-8015
Presenter Website: www.ars-antiqua.org

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