Dorothee Mields & Stefan Temmingh

Stefan Temmingh, Dorothee Mields & The Gentleman’s Band

2019–2020 Season

Stefan Temmingh, recorder,
Dorothee Mields,
& The Gentleman’s Band

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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.”

—Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Inspired by Song: Music of Dowland, Purcell, Geminiani, and others

Johann Adolph Hasse: Cantata per flauto
Anonymous: De Nachtegael
Jacob van Eyck: Engels Nachtegaeltje
Alessandro Scarlatti: Piu non m’alleta
Francesco Geminiani: An Irish Tune
Traditional: Lady Ann Bothwel’s Lament
Geminiani: Lady Ann Bothwel’s Lament
John Dowland: Flow my Tears
Johan Schop: Lachrimae Pavan
Anonymous: Greensleeves
Frederik Nussen: Can Love be controul’d?
Johann Christophe Pepusch: Can Love be controul’d by Advice?
Anonymous: Faronells Ground
Thomas D’Urfey: The King’s Health to Farrinels Ground (La Follia)