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Surprising Contemporaries – Dowland and Monteverdi

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Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Court

University of Leeds

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Join acclaimed period music group ARIOSO as they perform works from the exciting period on the cusp of the Renaissance and Baroque by contemporaries John Dowland and Claudio Monteverdi

Acclaimed group ARIOSO perform music from the exciting period on the cusp of the renaissance and baroque by those close, though rather different in style, and very famous contemporaries: John Dowland (1563 - 1626) and Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643).

This accessible repertoire, use of appropriate voices and period instruments (lute, viola da gamba, theorbo, early guitar) and stylistic period interpretation brings freshness, vitality and feeling to these works. The performers are Marie Lemaire (soprano), Emma Edgar (alto), Martin Wallace (tenor), Roger Brock (bass), Naomi Meredith (viola da gamba), Martyn Hodgson (Director, lute and theorbo).

The programme consists of celebrated settings of ayres by Dowland - many performed before Elizabeth I, both as solo lute songs and also in the four vocal part versions he composed for the court, and instrumental works for lyra viol and lute.

Works by the most revolutionary composer of the age, Claudio Monteverdi make up the rest of the programme. Monteverdi is now recognised as one of the greatest composers of all time and primarily responsible for developing and establishing music in the new expressive 'Baroque' style.

This event is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.


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