Musical Travels In Italy : Coffee Concert

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Saturday 14 July 11.15am St Michael's, Victoria Road

By Adam Jones

‘My heart goes out to meet him. I much question if there is in the
world such another man for mind, intelligence, and manners.’ (Samuel
Johnson)
In 1771 Charles Burney (1726-1814),
the English organist, teacher, composer
and music historian, wrote his journal
entitled The Present State of Music in
France and Italy recounting his travels
throughout these countries in the
previous year. This concert of ‘words
and music’ focuses on his travels in
Italy in particular, taking in the great
musical cities of that country such as
Venice, Florence and Rome. Extracts
from these ‘travel diaries’ are placed alongside a selection of musical
works written by some of the composers he met, or learned about
during his travels, including piano music by Cimarosa, Frescobaldi,
Galuppi, Martini and Pergolesi.
Ambrose Page (piano) Peter Morrison (narrator)

St Michael's, Victoria Road

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