Dublin's Matthew Dubourg
Lucie Skeaping is joined by conductor Peter Whelan to explore the life and music of Matthew Dubourg, a great friend of Handel's, and himself a celebrated violinist and composer.
Lucie Skeaping is joined by conductor Peter Whelan to explore the life and music of an extraordinary yet uncelebrated Irish musician. Matthew Dubourg was the leader of The Irish State Musick from the 1720s to the 1740s and was a great friend of Handel’s - possibly one of the main contributing factors for his visit for the premiere of "The Messiah". He was the most celebrated violinist of his day, a great fan of Irish traditional music and wrote some stunning pieces for the Dublin court.