Inspired by Song: Music of Dowland, Purcell, Geminiani, and others
The “cover song” is not a recent invention—Baroque composers relished the opportunity to explore popular folk songs with their own flamboyant renditions. The results were overflowing with intense emotions, from joyous humor to passionate love and desperate sorrow. After making his American début at our June 2019 Festival, thrilling recorder virtuoso Stefan Temmingh makes a triumphant return in a program alternating English folk songs with masterpieces by Dowland, Purcell, D’Urfey, Geminiani, and others. He is joined by the astonishing German soprano and past BEMF artist Dorothee Mields and his regular collaborators, The Gentleman’s Band.
Domen Marinčič, viola da gamba; Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord; Michael Dücker, lute
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.
“Brilliant, spontaneous, playful.”