Wednesday 29 May 2019, 6pm
Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
Beauty and joy abound in this rich program of rarely performed 17th Century instrumental music, directed by Genesis Baroque’s resident concertmaster, Lucinda Moon.
Secular German music of this period was often published in collections with titles that referenced botany, spring, harmony, and feasts. Muffat’s Armonico Tributo represents peace and harmony amongst nations; Becker’s Musicalische Frühlings-Früchte (‘Musical Spring Fruits’) suggests new beginnings; and Biber’s Pars III from the Mensa Sonora (‘Sonorous Table’) was music performed as entertainment while people enjoyed food and conversation.