An educational programme featuring early music.
Charles Burney’s Travel Diaries. Episode 1: Introduction.
In March and April, Documento will focus on the travel diaries of music historian, composer and musician Charles Burney (1726-1814).
Burney is most famous for his musical travel logs in his ‘General History of Music’. These reports give an interesting insight into the 18th-century music life in Europe.
In this series, we will learn what Burney heard on his travels. Episode 1: Introduction.
Charles Burney (1726-1814)
1. Hark! Hark The herald angels sing
Helen Groves, soprano. Diana Moore, alto. Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir conducted by Jeffry Skidmore
(CD Sir Christemas. ASV CD CDA 912)
Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
2. Overture no. 8 in G minor
The Academy of Ancient Music conducted by Christopher Hogwood
(CD Arne 8 Overtures. L’oiseau Lyre 436 859-2)
3. From Sonata for piano four-handed book 1, number 1 in F major:
– part I
– part II
Anna Clemente and Susanna Piolanti, piano
(CD Burney – Sonatas for piano four hand. Brilliant Classics 95447)
4. To fair Fidele’s grassy tomb
5. When daisies pied and violets blue
6. When icicles hang on the wall
7. Honour, riches, marriage-blessing
8. Where the bee sucks, there lurk I
Catherine Bott, soprano. The Parley of Instruments conducted by Peter Holman
(CD Orpheus with his lute – Music for Shakespeare from Purcell to Arne. Hyperion CDA 67450)
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
9. Concerto in E flat major, opus 7 no. 5
– Allegro di molto
Ingrid Haebler, fortepiano. Capella Academica Wien conducted by Eduard Melkus
(CD J.C. Bach 12 Concertos opus 1 and 7 for fortepiano. Philips 438-712-2)