A musical feast

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. The Academy of Ancient Music will be bringing such a banquet to the Wigmore Hall.

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Programme

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

Artists

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

Wigmore Hall

36 Wigmore Street
London Greater London United Kingdom W1U 2BP