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!
As the title suggests, the works that make up this recital deal with grief. However from the sacred and secular pieces selected the mood varies from denial and depression, to defiant anger, to the peace of the eternal rest and even elation at the forgiveness of sins.
J.C. Bach and J.S. Bach lead the sacred vocal works, with theatrical pieces by Purcell and Handel, and solo harpsichord lamentations on various deaths, even his own, by Froberger.