The Italian Cultural Institute in London supports ‘Italian Sounds‘, a series of chamber concerts in collaboration with Heath Street Baptist Church, Baroquestock Festival and Istante Collective.
‘Italian Sounds in London‘ aims to introduce London audiences to the stories, adventures and music of the Italian musicians who sought their fortune in the English capital from the early 1700s to the early 1800s. The stories of these composers, singers, virtuoso instrumentalists, and sometimes lesser-known teachers, are inevitably intertwined with the great names of English Baroque and Classicism – Handel, Purcell, Haydn, J.Ch.Bach, to name but a few – but also with all the “underworld” of impresarios, charlatans, noblemen, publishers and merchants who had made London one of the most advanced European centres for ‘musical entrepreneurship’.
All the concerts will be performed in a ‘historically informed performance practice’: Istante Collective will play on original instruments or copies of the historical period to which they refers. It will therefore be an opportunity to get to know and appreciate a different way of interpreting the baroque and classical repertoire.
Each concert will be preceded by a talk by Dr. Alessandra Palidda, musicologist and researcher at Brookes Oxford University.
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