Retrogusto Barocco | Gamma Ensemble
Entry Requirements: -
Fascinated modern composers have sought to recreate the baroque style and sounds in a plethora of clever and imaginative ways.
Many, including the respected Eugene Ysaye, were obsessed by the baroque compositional techniques and sought to pay tribute to the great master composer, Bach, by imitating his style. Others looked to baroque music as a rich source of material to feed their need for virtuosity as represented in the Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia. Teddy Bor was one composer who had great fun gleaning from one of the sacred pillars of the western music (Bach again!), taking a jazzy approach to rewriting Bach's masterpieces. Finally, the composer, Klaus Huber, immensely inspired by the musicality and spirituality of Bach's works, meditated on Bach's music while also being influenced by the works of Purcell.
J. Halvorsen, G.F. Handel Passacaglia in G minor on a theme
E.Ysaÿe Sonata n.2 in A minor “Jaqueline Thibaud” , op. 27/2 for solo violin
Professor T. Bor Bach at the double for two violins and double bass
K. Huber Ein Hauch von Unzeit (a breath of No-time) for solo double bass
Tickets £5 / £4 students / £7 on the door
The Gamma Ensemble is formed by former members of the Southbank Sinfonia, who have joined together to explore the connection between baroque and new music. In addition to their careers as chamber musicians, they actively work with numerous orchestras in the UK and abroad.