Quicksilver
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Early Music

Renowned ensembles from all over the globe explore the musical riches of the pre-Classical era, from Medieval...

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Quicksilver: Stile Moderno

Tonight’s concert is an examination of this modern music, as it was invented by virtuoso instrumental...

Early Music

Quicksilver

Stile Moderno

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8pm

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In the 17th century, Europe experienced a series of radical transformations, including a cultural revolution in music. Composers began to create works of dramatic oppositions and vivid emotions, in contrast to the smooth tapestry of Renaissance polyphony. The celebrated baroque ensemble Quicksilver makes their Miller debut with a program exploring the “new” invention of the sonata.


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Repertoire

  • Dario Castello Sonata decimaquarta from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Libro II (1629)
  • Dario Castello Sonata decima from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Libro II (1629)
  • Dario Castello Sonata decimaterza from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Libro II (1629)
  • Johann Vierdanck Canzon No. 21 in C major from Ander Theil geistlicher Concerten (1643)
  • Johann Heinrich Schmeltzer Polnische Sackpfeiffen (c. 1660)
  • Johann Kaspar Kerll Sonata à 3 in G minor 
  • Johann Kaspar Kerll Sonata à 2 in F major from Rost MS, Baden-Baden (c. 1660)
  • Antonio Bertali Sonata à 4 in D minor (1662)
  • Johann Rosenmüller Sonata à 4 in D major from Sonate a 2. 3. 4. e 5. Stromenti da arco & altri (1682)
  • Matthias Weckmann Sonata No. 2 à 4 

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Photo by Ian Douglas.