Rare Fruits 

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.


Dietrich Becker – Sonata in 5 parts, B flat major from Musicalische Frühlings-Früchte

Georg Muffat – Sonata II in G minor from Armonico Tributo

Heinrich von Biber – Pars III in A minor from Mensa Sonora

Dietrich Becker – Sonata & Suite in 4 parts

Anonymous - Musicalische Uhrwerk (arranged from the original vln and bc)