AAM Concerts

’Tis Nature’s Voice | Scherzi musicali
Novelties, parodies and flights of fancy

Expect the unexpected, as Bojan Čičić opens the baroque era’s musical jokebook for an evening of novelties, parodies and flights of fancy by Biber, Schmelzer and their contemporaries.

Humanity is part of nature too – and never more so than when we’re transforming the world around us into music. For composers like Biber, Schmelzer, Farina and Scheidt, there was nothing that wasn’t musical: a fencing school, a busy street, a city bell-tower or the chaos and clamour of battle.

You’ll hear them all in this flamboyant sonic extravaganza from six baroque masters letting their imaginations run off the leash. Expect bagpipes and bullets, pealing bells and rollicking dance tunes – plus a bunch of violins that think they’re harps. They’re painted from life by Bojan Čičić and Academy of Ancient Music – performers who know that the baroque era was at its best when it had a smile on its face.

A free pre-concert talk will take place at 6.30pm in the auditorium on both performance days.

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Thu 20 Apr
 | 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall
Cambridge
Tickets: 
£37.50 – £5
Fri 21 Apr
 | 7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
London
Tickets: 
£35 – £5
020 7101 1188
Programme
Farina

Capriccio stravagante

Westhoff

Imitazione delle campane

Walther

Serenata a un coro di violini

Scheidt

Ludi musici I: 21. Galliard battaglia à 5

Schmelzer

Balletto à 4 ‘Fechtschule’

Biber

Mensa sonora, Pars VI

Schmelzer

Polnische Sackpfeiffen

Biber

Battaglia à 10

Performers
Academy of Ancient Music
Bojan Čičić
director and violin
Academy of Ancient Music
Bojan Čičić, director and violin
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