Orchestre de chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd direction
Andrew Staples tenor
Italian Baroque meets Englishman Britten...
Corelli Concerto grosso op. 6 No. 2
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme by Corelli
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings op. 31
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op. 10
Last minute change
Due to illness, Toby Spence will be replaced by Andrew Staples
Thank you for your understanding
It is pointless to try to confine a school of thought or a particular aesthetic within specific national borders. From the Renaissance onwards, and during the Baroque period in particular, composers and musicians drew on repertoire from across Europe. German counterpoint, and French and Italian fantasy meld in sacred and profane works. The layman can fall in love with a tune by Purcell, just as the connoisseur can appreciate his use of an erudite musical formula. Many 20th century composers, following in the footsteps of British composers Britten and Tippett, distanced themselves from systems of thought in order to develop their own musical idiom, drawing on the remote past as well as on more modern compositional techniques.