London Festival of Baroque Music - Bruce Dickey
Fiona Talkington presents a concert from the 2016 London Festival of Baroque Music, featuring virtuoso cornett player Bruce Dickey in music by Gabrieli, Palestrina and Luzzaschi.
Fiona Talkington presents a concert recorded at the 2016 London Festival of Baroque Music, featuring virtuoso cornett player Bruce Dickey, gamba player Alberto Rasi, harpist Maria Christina Cleary and organist Liuwe Tamminga in music by Gabrieli, Palestrina, Guami and Luzzaschi, among others. The early decades of the Baroque era were when virtuoso instruments such as the cornett first came into their own, yet much of their music was based on existing vocal models. Bruce Dickey, widely acknowledged as the world's greatest exponent of the instrument thought to have the closest resemblance to the human voice, demonstrates how the cool sounds of the Renaissance were transformed into a rich new species of instrumental eloquence, in works by Gabrieli, Palestrina, Luzzaschi, Bassano and others.