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Laura Vaughan and Donald Nicolson | Delicious!

7 October 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

An evening of well-balanced humours awaits you in this fine feast of a program with Baroque aficionados Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Donald Nicolson (harpsichord).

Until the late 18th century, great importance was placed on maintaining a balance amongst the bodily humours, and therefore moods: blood (sanguine), yellow bile (choleric), black bile (melancholic) and phlegm (phlegmatic), ensuring a healthy and happy life. Just as food was all categorised by its dominant humour, so was music. Structured as a carefully-planned musical meal to keep all the humours in equilibrium, enjoy works by Marais, Forqueray, Dowland, Soler and Bach for a humorous evening of perfect Baroque balance.

Artists:

Laura Vaughan – Viola da gamba

Donald Nicolson – Harpsichord

Program:

ENTRANCE OF THE DINERS

F. Couperin (1668-1733) – Le Carillon de Cithére

M. Marais (1656-1728) – Marche Tartare

ANTIPASTO

M. Marais – La Reveuse (melancholic)

M. Marais – L’Arabesque (sanguine)

PRIMO

Anon – Uppon la mi re (phlegmatic)

M. Marais – Le Tourbillon (choleric)

SECONDO

Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745) – Le Carillon de Passy 4’

(phlegmatic)

Padre A. Soler (1729-1783) – Fandango (choleric)

CONTORNO

Richard Sumarte/Anon. – Roben is to the Green-Woode Gon (melancholic)

J. S. Bach (1685-1750) – Sonata in D: Allegro (choleric/sanguine)

DOLCE

J. Dowland (1563-1626) – Flow my Tears (melancholic)

A. Forqueray (1671-1745) – Chaconne La Buisson (sanguine)