Barbaric Beauty

Sunday, 20 June at 2.30 pm & 4.30 pm

London Handel Players
Rachel Brown flute & recorder
Adrian Butterfield violin
Oliver Webber violin
Rachel Byrt viola
Gavin Kibble cello
Silas Wollston harpsichord

From the exotic allure of the orient, the wild rituals of the Moors and Native Americans to the rugged hornpipes of the English and the captivating melancholy of Scottish ballads, folk songs and dances have long held a fascination to the ears of the European upper classes. Telemann himself paid tribute to the ‘barbaric beauty’ of the Polish gypsies whose exhilarating playing provided him with ‘enough ideas for a lifetime of composition’.

London Handel Players

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