Tuesday 6th July, 19:30
A lecture and recital by musician and scholar, Peter Medhurst
Of the three musical giants born to the world in 1685 – GF Handel, JS Bach and D Scarlatti – Handel was the most cosmopolitan in terms of a personal musical style. His compositions display influences from his native Germany, from Italy – especially from Rome and Venice, from France, and from England where he settled from the age of 25. This lecture-recital plots the progress of Handel’s developing style and shows how the composer was always prepared to adapt his music to suit current tastes and trends without compromising his very high musical standards. Music includes: extracts from the Eight Suites for Harpsichord, Tune Your Harps from Esther, Eternal Source of Light Divine, and Dove sei, amato bene from Rodelinda.
Tickets (£10) also available from Romsey Visitor Information Centre
Event sponsored by The Arts Society, Romsey