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Thoroughbass: Fans, fantasias and fandangos
23 September 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm AEST
A journey in time through Spain from the 16th century to the 20th – from the courts of Phillip II with Diego Ortiz (Recercardia 1553) to that of Queen Maria Bárbara in Madrid with Domenico Scarlatti two centuries later (Sonatas 1752 – 57). In our own age – Joaquin Rodrigo’s Fantasia para un gentilhombre and Stephen Yates’ improvisation on a 16-bar fandango all capture the essence of Spain and reveal the extent and variety of Spanish life. With Shaun Ng (viola da gamba), Shaun Warden (violin) and Diana Weston (harpsichord).