Tides and Treaties: Music of the 1720s
In the 1720s the rulers of Europe settled their entrenched rivalry with treaties of peace and reconciliation. This program celebrates the changing tides of European culture with music of astounding beauty and virtuosity.
Kleine Kammermusik is a unique Baroque ensemble that combines paired treble woodwind instruments (oboe and recorder) and a supportive continuo group of mixed woodwind, string, and keyboard. The ensemble’s virtuoso members – Geoffrey Burgess and Meg Owens, oboes and recorders; Stephanie Corwin, bassoon; Rebecca Humphrey, cello and viola da gamba; and Leon Schelhase, harpsichord – have developed an intuitive feeling for the musical style of the Baroque, and their rapport produces performances full of elegant control and superb artistry.