A BAROQUE BIRDCAGE
Baroque Encounter enjoy devising and presenting new programmes of baroque chamber music. The programme below is was devised for counter tenor, recorder(s) and keyboard. Though the recitals are normally created for the harpsichord many are able to be adapted for piano. We are always happy to work to new ideas and requirements... just contact us!
In the Baroque period, the sounds and characteristics of birds were used by musicians and librettists to evoke innocence, fidelity, love and contentment. The recorder is particularly effective in emulating birds, and much music was written to exploit those qualities.
Baroque Encounter invite you to a concert of songs and instrumental music by Bononcini, Pepusch, Galliard, Couperin and Handel, inspired by our feathered friends!
This recital works as a complete theme or partnered with the Fragrant Flora programme.