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The Dunedin Consort launch the 2017 Queen's Hall series live from Edinburgh, with a programme featuring a recently rediscovered German version by Schutz of a work by Monteverdi.

The Dunedin Consort launch the 2017 Queen's Hall series live from Edinburgh with a programme featuring a recently rediscovered work by Monteverdi which was transcribed by Schütz into German. 'Combattimento', known in its original form as 'Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda' is the fateful love story of a Christian soldier and his Saracen lover at the time of the first Crusades. Monteverdi's original work is notable for one of the earliest known inclusions of the string instrument effects of pizzicato and tremolo. The programme begins with a number of instrumental and vocal works by contemporary composers from German and Italy.

Presented by Donald Macleod

Froberger: Toccata in G major
Monteverdi: Armato il cor
Monteverdi: Zefiro torna
Marini: Passacaglio à 4
Schütz: Güldne Haare, gleich Aurore
Buxtehude: Sonata in A major
Schütz: O süsser, o freundlicher
Schütz: Es steh Gott auf

Interval at around 11.50am
Donald Macleod talks to Fergus Linehan about 70 years of the Edinburgh International Festival and to musicologist David Lee about the version of 'Il Combattimento' that the Dunedin Consort will perform in part two.

12.15pm
Rosenmüller: Sonata No. 7 à 4 in D minor
Monteverdi/Schütz: Combattimento

Sophie Bevan, soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Dunedin Consort
director John Butt, harpsichord.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Jakob Froberger

    Toccata no. 3 in G major

    Performer: John Butt.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Armato il cor d'adamantina fede

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Nicholas Mulroy. Performer: Gwilym Bowen. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro torna

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Nicholas Mulroy. Performer: Gwilym Bowen. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Biagio Marini

    Passacaglie a 4

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Guldne Haare, gleich Aurore SWV.440

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Sophie Bevan. Performer: Nicholas Mulroy. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Dietrich Buxtehude

    Sonata in A major BuxWV.263, Op.2`5

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    O susser, o freundlicher SWV.285

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Sophie Bevan. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Es steh Gott auf SWV.356

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Sophie Bevan. Performer: Gwilym Bowen. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Von der Schonheit

    Performer: Kathleen Ferrier. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Bruno Walter.
  • Johann Rosenmüller

    Sonata no. 7 in D minor

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Il Combattimento

    Performer: Dunedin Consort. Performer: Sophie Bevan. Performer: Nicholas Mulroy. Performer: Gwilym Bowen. Conductor: John Butt.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Tales from the Vienna Woods

    Orchestra: Wiener Johann Strauss Orchester. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • EMI.

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