Academy Of Ancient Music | Mortal Voices
THURSDAY 01 MARCH - 8:00 PM
Christian Curnyn director, harpsichord
Keri Fuge soprano
Tim Mead countertenor
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1 in D
Handel Cantata HWV230 Ah! Che troppo ineguali
Handel Cantata HWV82 Il Duello Amoroso
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
In a concert that will pull at the heart strings, baroque specialist Christian Curnyn directs soprano Keri Fuge and countertenor Tim Mead, in some of the most sublime music of the early 18th century.
Pergolesi’s beautiful Stabat Mater is his best-known work and one of the finest settings of this sorrowful song to Mary at the Crucifixion. A hidden gem in this concert is Handel’s cantata Ah! che troppo ineguali, an anguished appeal of mortal voices to Mary to extinguish every spark of warlike fury and bring peace – it is paired here with the altogether earthier cantata Il Duello Amoroso. Almost a mini-opera, it tells the story of an ‘amorous duel’ between the shepherd Daliso and the shepherdess Amaryllis, the music perfectly capturing the drama of the story.
Pre-concert event: Christian Curnyn in conversation 7pm
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