This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert
A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
Renaissance and Baroque Music for Two Violas Da Gamba
Wood Acres, Bethesda
Fri, November 10, 2017 7:00 PM, EST
- 54 spots total at this groupmuse
- Bring your own drinks
- All guests must be 21
- Cats live here
A viol is a bowed string instrument. Similar to the cello, the viol, or viola da gamba, is played between the legs (hence the name 'viola da gamba', literally 'leg-viol'). While it is not a direct ancestor of the violin, there is some kinship between the two instrument families. Welcome to my arts filled home out Mass. Ave near Glen Echo Park. There are 4-6 professional concerts every year here, mostly chamber music, some jazz (Ellington, Monk). Most involve Piano, but my Steinway B 1893 is currently undegoing complete restoration to original condition, back in May 2018.
The viol, or viola da gamba, is a bowed, fretted string instrument that originated in Spain in the late 15th century. Along with the lute, the viol was the favored salon concert instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque. Those who are familiar with Alain Corneau’s 1991 film Tous les matins du monde will recognize the viol’s gorgeous timbre, ornate figuration and delicate scrolls that often depict human or animal faces.
Locke, Suite No. 2 in Bb ‘For seaverall Freinds”
Telemann, Sonata in e minor from Essercizii Musici
Purcell, Music for a While
Hume, A Mery Conceit
Hume, The Spirit of Gambo
Marais, La Badinage from Pieces de Viole, Livre IV
Marais, Chaconne en Rondeau from Pieces de Viole Livre II
Schenk, Sonata X from Nympho di Rheno
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