Schein, Johann Hermann (1586-1630), Suites from 'Banchetto Musicale'
Simpson, Thomas (1582-1628), Taffel-Consort
Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von (1644-1704), Mensa Sonora: Sonata no. 3 in A minor
Telemann, Georg Philipp (1681-1767), Tafelmusik:selection
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr, Director
Schein's 'Banchetto Musicale' ('musical banquet') inspired a wealth of meal-time entertainment across Europe. Freed from the stylistic confines of the church and the private chamber, a whole new musical genre arose. From Simpson's quirky 'string quartets' to Biber's Bohemian dance music, this programme surveys the variety of this new entertainment, culminating with the finest of all table music: Telemann's lavish suites, whose colourful and varied writing is often compared to JS Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. "the finest period-instrument orchestra in the world" (Classic FM, 2012) Free pre-concert discussion with Richard Egarr at 6.30pm £3 tickets for students and under-26s — just register with 'AAMplify' for free