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2024 Salish Sea Early Music Festival
~ Period Instrument chamber music from six centuries around the Salish Sea ~
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  FEBRUARY 12 - 19, 2024 around the Salish Sea 
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SIMPHONIE NOUVELLE:
LOUIS XIV & J.S. BACH

Stephen Stubbs
baroque guitar ~
Susie Napper
~ viola da gamba ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~ baroque flute ~

guitarists
Diego Francesco Corbetta (1615-1681)
Robert De Visée (c.1655-1733)
viola da gambists
Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (c.1640-c.1700)
Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Jacques Morel (c.1680-c.1740)
flutist
Michel de la Barre (c.1675-1745)
composers
Élisabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
François Couperin (1668-1733)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Louis XIV


Louis XIV gathered the finest musicians of France at his court in Versailles and this program features many of the late 17th and early 18th-century guitarists, viola da gambists, flutists and other composers associated with his illustrious musical establishment, alongside the Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034 of Johann Sebastian Bach.





  FEBRUARY 22 - March 3, 2024 around the Salish Sea 
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Renaissance flute and lute

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN:
PARIS QUARTETS 

David Greenberg
~  baroque violin ~
Elisabeth Wright
~ harpsichord ~
Susie Napper
~ viola da gamba ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~ baroque flute ~

Quadri a violino, flauto traversiere, viola da gamba
o violoncello, e fondamento (1730):
Concerto II in D Major
Sonata II in G Minor
Nouveaux quatuors en six suites (1738):
Premier Quatuor in D Major
4e. Quatuor in B Minor


Having been invited by several of the most prominent French musicians to visit Paris, Telemann composed and published the first set of his remarkable "Paris Quartets" in 1730, and left Hamburg for Paris seven years later, where all 12 of the quartets were performed, almost surely with Teleman himself on the harpsichord. The second set of quartets was published in Paris during this visit in 1738. Two years later Telemann related the following:

       "The admirable performances of these quartets by Messrs Blavet (transverse flute), Guignon (violin), the younger Forcroy [i.e. Forqueray] (viola da gamba) and Edouard (cello) would be worth describing were it possible for words to be found to do them justice. In short, they won the attention of the ears of the court and the town, and procured for me in a very little time an almost universal renown and increased esteem."
Napper Wright Greenberg Cohan

~ Earlier concerts this season ~

  JANUARY 19 - 26, 2024 around the Salish Sea 
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Renaissance flute and lute

THREE CENTURIES:
GUITAR, THEORBO & FLUTE  

Michael Freimuth
 ~ renaissance guitar & theorbo ~
Jeffrey Cohan
~ renaissance & baroque flutes ~
16th Century
Diego Ortiz • William Byrd
Giovanni Bassano
Girolamo Dalla Casa
17th Century
Giovanni Paulo Cima
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Giovanni Battista Fontana
Giovanni Battista Buonamenti
Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde
18th Century
Arcangelo CorelliAndré Chéron
Robert de Visée


Join us for the opening 2024 Salish Sea Early Music Festival and an unusual and expansive journey through the music for guitar, lute and flute of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, including elaborate jazzed-up versions of well known songs of the time, published by the incredible wind instrument virtuosi of the late 16th century, along with canzonas, sonatas and suites from Spain, Italy, England and France. The instruments include the renaissance guitar, which is considerably smaller and more mellow-toned than its modern descendant, theorbo (an extremely long-necked lute), the one-piece cylindrical renaissance flute along with the bass renaissance flute, and the one-keyed baroque flute.

 Michael FreimuthJeffrey Cohan


    ONLINE PERFORMANCES  • • •
—  To be released    —
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renaissance fluteAnna MarshCANZONAS
Trios, Duos and Solos
Anna Marsh ~ dulcian (renaissance bassoon)
John Lenti ~ theorbo
Jeffrey Cohan ~ renaissance flute
 
To be released someday soon: an unusual and extensive exploration of the fabric of early 17th-century music in Italy (mostly) through the perspective of the  players of the dulcian, the renaissance transverse flute, the theorbo and renaissance lute, their.
 
      The program includes a solo lute Fantasia by Giovanni Battista Dalla Gostena (1540-1593), a Canzona (1636) by Giovanni Battista Buonamente (c1595–1642), a Sonata as well as Cantantibus organis by Giovanni Paolo Cima (c1570–1630) from his Concerti Ecclesiastici (Milan 1610), five wonderful canzonas by Tarquinio Merula (1594/5-1665) from his Opus 12 (1637) and Opus 17 (1651), a Fantasia for dulcian solo as well as divisions on Vestiva e colli for flute and dulcian, both published in 1638 by Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde (~1595-1638), diminutions by Girolamo Dalla Casa on Petit Jacquet after the chanson by jean Courtois for flute and lute, a  Sonata Concertante by Dario Castello (1602-1631) from 1631, and two duos for flute and dulcian: Beaux yeux by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) and a setting of Le rossignol plaisant & gratieux by Didier le blanc.


Fantasia 11 by Giovanni Bassano (1585)
January 11, 2021



Fantasia 3 (1585) by Giovanni Bassano
December 29, 2020


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~ last updated February 5, 2024 ~
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