Thursday 21 April 2022 6pm
Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Rameau to captivate and transcend.
In 1741 Rameau published five chamber works for harpsichord, violin and viola da gamba. To each work he gave the title ‘concert’, the Frnch equivalent of the Italian ‘concerto’. Enchanting the ear with endless variety and novelty, the works are harpsichord concertos whose orchestral component has been reduced to an absolute minimum of one treble instrument and one bass instrument.
A celebration of people, characters, places and popular dance, their performance featuring a mid-18th-century French harpsichord made by William Dowd of Boston in 1976 will captivate and transcend.
Elizabeth Welsh violin
Laura Vaughan viola da gamba
Jacqueline Ogeil harpsichord