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Le Stagioni: “Within a furlong of Edinboro’ town”

Saturday 9 March 2019 19:00-20:30

The Institut français is delighted to welcome for the first time in Edinburgh and in Scotland "Le Stagioni".

The ensemble Le Stagioni was created in 2017: it gathers together experienced young musicians, who all lead international careers both as soloists and with the great European early music ensembles.
They are united by a common desire to use their experience in a fresh new approach to performing music on period instruments. Led by the harpsichordist Paolo Zanzu, the ensemble can vary in form and size, with vocal music as a focal point: the group’s first concerts featured young French singers such as Anna Reinhold and Cyril Costanzo. The repertoire of Le Stagioni is centred around the great works of European baroque music, with a particular emphasis on Italian music, and that of the Neapolitan school.

From the 2018-2019 season onwards Le Stagioni will be in residence at the Théâtre de Semur-en-Auxois in Burgundy, where they will give several concerts.


Francesco Saverio Geminiani (1687, Lucca – 1762, Dublin)
Song I, The Lass of Peaty’s Mill, Andante
Sonata II, Bush aboon Traquair, Andante

from A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick (London, 1749)

James Oswald (1710, Crail – 1769, Alderford)
Barbra Allan
To Dauntin Me, Slow – Gig

from A Collection of curious Scots tunes (London, ca. 1742)

Turlough O’Carolan (1670, Nobber – 1738, Alderford)
When she cam, ben she bobbed
after models by James Oswald and William McGibbon (Glasgow, 1690 Edinburgh, 1756)

Francesco Saverio Geminiani
Sonata for cello, op. V/6 in A minor, Adagio-Allegro assai-Grave-Allegro

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695, Westminster)
New Scotch Tune in G major, Z655
A New Ground in E minor, Z T682
New Irish Tune in G major, Z646

A New Hornpipe from The Division Violin (London, 1684), John Playford (1623-1686)

Henry Purcell
Twas within a furlong of Edinboro’ town, from The Mock Marriage
after a setting by Charles McLean (c. 1712, Aberdeen – 1772, London)

Arcangelo Corelli (1653, Fusignano – 1713, Rome)
Sonata for the recorder in B-flat Major, Opus V/9 (Rome, 1700), Preludio - Giga - Adagio - Tempo di Gavotta
after settings by William McGibbon, Matthew Dubourg (1703 – 1767, London), Francesco Geminiani and anonymous from Manchester Ms. (ca. 1740)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685, Halle – 1759, London) _ Triosonata in C Minor, Op. II/1, HWV 386a, Andante-Allegro-Largo-Allegro

Francesco Saviano Geminiani
Sonata I, The Broom of Cowdenknows – Bonny Christie, Grave-Andante-Grave-Presto
from A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick (London, 1749)

Liv Heym – violin
Tiam Goudarzi – recorders
Emilia Gliozzi – cello
Paolo Zanzu – harpsichord

Event details:

Within a furlong of Edinboro’ town”: Scottish and European Art Music in the 18th century
Saturday 9th March

£15 / £12 (IFE member + student, unemployed person, retired person, disabled person)
Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or info ifecosse.org.uk

The Sypert Concert Room
St Cecilia’s Hall
50 Niddry Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LG

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