Ars Lyrica Houston presents Re-Gifting with Royalty

Matthew Dirst
Matthew Dirst Photo courtesy of Ars Lyrica Houston

Leading composers of the Baroque era often repurposed their own works, especially when a royal patron needed a special gift. Bach and Couperin were expert re-gifters: Bach’s “Six Concertos for Diverse Instruments” (as he titled them) were assembled, not composed afresh, for the Margrave of Brandenburg, while Couperin collected his chamber music at regular intervals for the royal seal of approval from Louis XIV. The fifth and sixth “Brandenburg” concertos turned the genre on its head, with an unprecedented harpsichord cadenza (in No. 5) and a violin-free texture of lower strings only (in No. 6).

Soloists for this program include violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, flautist Colin St-Martin, harpsichordist and artistic director Matthew Dirst, and soprano Lauren Snouffer.

Event Details

When

9.21.18 | 7:30 pm

Where

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

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Ticket Info

$39