From London to Venice (via Paris!)
Raynham Hall, Norfolk, NR21 7EP Sat 9th October 2021
Julia Doyle (soprano)
Matthew Wadsworth (lute and theorbo)
Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord)
17th century London and Venice were veritable melting pots for
artistic talent, scandal and creative thinkers alike.
What better to evoke the passions and torments of life in London by
the wonderfully fused song, art and poetry of John Dowland and Henry
Purcell, and in Venice by the exquisite masterpieces of three of the
most daring composers of the time, Francesca Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. A wonderful blend of poetry and music which is as moving to the soul today as it
was 400 years ago. This exciting and seductive journey is interrupted by a stop in Paris for the harpsichord solo of Royer’s dazzling masterpiece La Marche des Scythes which will have you sitting on the edge of your chairs.
After the concert you can ‘picnic’ in the State Rooms – take your own picnic or you can order a pre-packed supper box from the venue