Thursday, January 03, 2008

An Evening of Wonderful Music on January 10 in New York--Get Your Tickets!

My friend with the astounding soprano voice, Jessica Gould, will be singing with the always-sublime Four Nations Ensemble headed by the charming and talented Andy Appel. Please find below the information on tickets, time, and venue. Please go! You will love it.

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The Four Nations Ensemble with guest artist soprano Jessica Gould

Instrumental Offerings: Music as Diplomacy in 18th Century Europe
Thursday, January 10 7:30PM
The Mannes College Concert Hall
150 West 85th Street
$25/17 seniors & students
(212)501-3011
programs@bgc.bard.edu

While porcelain, paintings, and precious gems were valued as gifts among royal courts, music was an equally significant offering as well as an accompaniment to gift-giving rituals. Serenades, sonatas, cantatas, and recreational music were often presented as forms of affection, respect, and homage.

Presented in conjuction with the Bard Graduate Center exhibit, "Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts," this concert will feature cantatas by Heinichen and Hasse, Johann Sebastian Bach's trio sonata from the Musical Offering (composed for Frederick the Great of Prussia) and selections from the Anna Magdalena Notebook (a gift from JS Bach to his wife). The Heinichen cantata will be a modern-day premiere, reconstructed by Ms. Gould from the manuscript in the collection of the Sachsische Landesbibliothek Dresden.

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