Farina Capriccio Stravagante
Telemann Gulliver Suite
Schmelzer Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinand III
Froberger Lamentation faite sur la mort très douloureuse de Sa Majesté
Impériale, Ferdinand le troisième
Carlo Farina’s 1627 Capriccio Stravagante uses four violin-family instruments to mimic other instruments such as trumpets, shawms, organs, and guitars. Telemann’s 1728 Gulliver Suite mimics characters from Swift’s tale only two years after it was published. We hear depictions of Gulliver, the Lilliputians, giants, sleep and concludes with the civilised and the barbaric. Included also are two Laments for Ferdinand III, Emperor of Austria and employer of Schmelzer and Froberger.
For more information about the Baroque Day, and to purchase Day Tickets covering all three events, to go the Baroque Day page.
£14; concessions £12; students £3