Concert Ticket - Elizabeth Kenny: Metamorphosis Saturday 9th November
Ticket for Elizabeth Kenny - 1.00pm on Saturday 9th November
St Michael & All Angels Church, SE3 9JL
N.B. Seating is unreserved and is on a first come first served basis. There are no concessions for this concert.
Programme - Metamorphosis
Music for lute and theorbo by Kapsberger, Dowland and Nico Muhly
Kapsberger’s Il Primo Libro d’Intavolatura di Liuto appeared in 1611, the same year as Robert Dowland’s A Varietie of Lute Lessons. In both books, old and new voices collide; mellifluous counterpoint slides towards improvisatory harmony and back again. Lutes themselves were changing: the new theorbo or chitarrone added visual drama and an extended bass range, but it continued to coexist happily with its older, smaller cousin. It’s always been an instrument that looked forward, weaving old and new together, and Nico Muhly’s wonderful Berceuse explores wonderful new sound worlds.