Musica Transalpina

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

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Listen: Elizabeth Blumenstock’s preconcert lecture

Elizabeth Blumenstock, Guest Director, Violin
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Town Hall Seattle, 8:00 p.m.

European music underwent great change in the early 17th century as the idea of art being human-centered and not strictly divine took root. Musica Transalpina explores the connections and instrumental virtuosity which developed in Italy and across the Alps in Germany and central Europe during this time. The music is novel, full of contrast, and imbued with the excitement of finding a new direction; while still reflecting the distinct musical cultures south and north of the Alps. Musica Transalpina includes sonatas for solo violin, duos and trios, and various sonatas for the full ensemble, composed by Castello, Uccellini, Turini, Biber, Rossi, Schmelzer, and others.

Widely regarded as a violinist of compelling verve and eloquence, Elizabeth Blumenstock is a regular concertmaster with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Göttingen Händelfestspiel Orchestra, and Il Complesso Barocco (Italy). She has also performed with the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, Los Angeles Opera, and Carmel Bach Festival.

Click here to read Elizabeth Blumenstock’s full biography and notes on the program.

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