An Evening Concert with Galliarda
The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB
Galliarda – Sara Stowe (harpsichord, forte piano, soprano), Ibi Aziz (baroque cello, viola da gamba), Matthew Spring (early guitars, lute), Kate Alsop (baroque violin, recorder).
This concert explores the music world that Thomas Gainsborough experienced during his Bath years (1759-74). Gainsborough was fascinated not only by musicians but also by their instruments – often acquiring their instruments under the mistaken belief that he would be able to produce genius if he owned them! Our concert includes songs, cantatas, instrumental solos and sonatas on original and reconstructed period instruments that would have been familiar to Gainsborough, and which were heard at concerts, both private and public, that he attended in Bath.