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.
Rosenmüller: Sonata No. 7 à 4 in D minor
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
director John Butt, harpsichord.
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