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7 Festive Ceremony – Opening Concert – “Lute Songs for Two Elisabeth’s”
23. September 2016 - 19:00
The program focuses on two women who were both enthusiastic about music: Elisabeth of Hessen-Kassel and Queen Elizabeth I of England, and consequently on the English lute songs written by John Dowland (1563 – 1626) and Thomas Campion (1567 – 1620), and their circle. As an added attraction, songs from the Lute Book belonging to Princess Elisabeth of Hessen-Kassel are included.
Who could represent the relationship between the courts in England and Kassel than Dame Emma Kirkby with her rich experience with the English repertoire and incomparable interpretation of the expressive poetry of Shakespeare’s times.
Dame Emma Kirkby: Vocals
Sofie van Eynde: Lute
Neue Hofkapelle Graz: Ensemble
Followed by: Schnabulatorium