Hits of the 1640s by Dowland, Caccini and others with variations by the famous blind Dutch carillonneur and flutist Jacob Van Eyck.
Italian renaissance and baroque music from the late 16th through the mid 18th centuries by Giovanni Bassano, Girolamo Dalla Casa, Bartholomeo de Selma y Salaverde, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Froberger, Andrea Gabrieli, an unpublished sonata from the Library of Congress by Giovanni Battista Sammartini and a Parisian transcription of a violin sonata by Archangelo Corelli.
The renaissance transverse flute and its virtuoso repertoire, although common
through the mid 17th-century, is extremely rarely heard today.
A rare musical unveiling of mostly unpublished treasure from the Library of Congress, including late 18th century duos for flute and viola by Dulon and Kreith and works for flute and harpsichord by London composers Tacet, Sammartini and J.C. Bach, and solo flute variations for from the early 1800's on songs by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
This musical reenactment of nightly concerts at Sans Souci will include the famous trio sonata from J.S. Bach's Musical Offering to Frederick the Great, sonatas by the King himself and his flute teacher J.J. Quantz and a trio sonata by court keyboardist C.P.E. Bach. Three works to be performed are among the manuscripts and early editions at the Library of Congress.
Flutist and Artistic Director Jeffrey Cohan, harpsichordists J. Reilly Lewis, cellist John Moran,violinist Risa Browder return with guest harpsichordist John Whitelaw from Brussels and
violist Scott McCormick for the second annual summer period instrument feast on Capitol Hill.
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