Symposium 133-QUINTESSENTIAL II
Sunday, 23 February 2020 @ 5:00pm
Monday, 24 February 2020 @ 7:00pm
Baroque string quintets by Biber, Rosenmüller, Muffat, Scheidt, Lawes, and Weichlein.
Two years ago, the Quintessential symposium explored the rich and unusual sound of the string quartet’s cousin. While the quintet remained a relatively novel undertaking for 19th century composers, two centuries before, its opulent sonority was a lure for many composers. This symposium is another of Helicon’s showcase of obscure works brought out of the shadows.