Wednesday 16 February 2022
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Join the 17th century British composer Nicholas Lanier on a voyage across Europe: a tale of elegance, innovation and simply ravishing sounds.
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Meet Nicholas Lanier – lutenist, courtier and musical adventurer. In 1625 he travelled from
the Court of Charles I to the Venice of Claudio Monteverdi, and British music was never the
same again. Today, Laurence Cummings and the Academy of Ancient Music follow him on
his journey, encountering heroes, lovers and geniuses along the way.
We’ll travel with Lanier from the corridors of the Stuart court to Antwerp, Milan and
Venice. We’ll encounter the music of Sweelinck, Frescobaldi and Leonora Duarte, as well as
Monteverdi himself. And through it all runs the lively personality and gloriously expressive
music of Nicholas Lanier himself, the first Master of the King’s Music and possibly – just
possibly – the greatest British composer you’ve never heard.
Dowland Come again, sweet love
Monteverdi Lamento d’Arianna
Lanier No more shall meads
Ramsey, arr. Lanier The Witch of Endor
Frescobaldi Recercar settimo
Duarte Sinfonia No.6
Sweelinck Poi che non volete
Di Lasso Un jour vis un foulon
Rusca Canzona prima á 4 ‘La Borromea’
Monteverdi Cruda Amarilli
Marini Sonata d’inventione, Op.8
F Caccini Lasciatemi qui solo
Lanier Hero’s complaint to Leander
Monteverdi Tirsi e Clori
Anna Dennis soprano
Thomas Walker tenor
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings director & harpsichord