ASTRA: Duetti stravanganti : Playing in the moment and from the 17th century
- Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019, 5pm
- Venue: Church of All Nations — 180 Palmerston St, Carlton, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $20 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9326 5424
Five of Australia's fine instrumental players come together for an excursion to the extra-ordinary. Contemporary improvisation in two striking duo formations meets the new world of around 1600 with violin and harpsichord - the era of "extravagant consonances", when the theatre of virtuosity and spontaneous expression entered Western music. Composers include Girolamo Frescobaldi, Carlo Farina, Louis Couperin. The concert concludes with a sequence of solo improvisations, radiating from the dramatic extemporising of the young J.S. Bach in his Fantasia in A minor BWV 922.
Performers: Erkki Veltheim, Anthony Pateras, Ann Morgan, Lizzy Welsh, Simone de Haan
Featured non-Australian music: Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata no. 7 (book 1), Carlo Farina: Sonata detta la Farina à 2
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