• Sat, 11. March 2023
  • 20:00
  • Innsbruck, Collegium Canisianum

Queen Anne's favorites - Spritziges for woodwind band

Anne, the last English regent from the House of Stuart and the first queen of the United Kingdom created by the annexation of Scotland in 1707, remained in the collective memory of the British as Good Queen Anne. Although she was not blessed with a sparkling spirit, her reign brought political success and economic prosperity for England. If someone had spoken of Queen Anne's favorites during her reign, they would have been referring to her notorious, all-too-powerful minions: The internationally successful young oboe band La Petite Écurie refers instead to favorite composers of the period of upheaval from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the accession of the House of Hanover to power in 1714. Music by Orpheus Britannicus Henry Purcell is not to be missed; but we also encounter Godfrey Finger, who later served as concertmaster in the chapel of Count Palatine Charles Philip in Innsbruck, the recorder player James Paisible, a Frenchman by birth who was in the service of Anne's husband George of Denmark, and a biographically elusive musician named Thomas Morgan, whose musical legacy - a suite - shows him to be an accomplished composer.

La Petite Écurie
Miriam Jorde Hompanera & Valerie Colen - Baroque oboe
Paolo Grazzi - taille
Giovanni Battista Graziadio - bassoon
Philipp Lamprecht - percussion

Pre-concert: Ensemble recorder@konstirol (recorders), conductor: Anne-Suse Enßle

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