7.30 pm, Friday 30 October, 2009
Prizewinners in the Early Music Network Young Artists Competition, 2007.
The house of Habsburg and its court lived and breathed music. The vast Austrian empire encompassed many cultures, elements of
which enrich the music of this time. This, as well as the wave of Italian composers imported to service the imperial court,
creates a multi-faceted musical legacy, both spirited and fresh. Le Jardin Secret (a metaphor for the heart) is a place of
sensual beauty and delight, of mystery and contemplation, of lament, grief and suffering, of amusement and assignation.
This highly-acclaimed young group performs intimate and highly expressive music, exploiting the powerful and contrasting affects of
the poetry to which it is set, welcoming the listener into the most secret places of the heart.
Le Jardin Secret
Elizabeth Dobbin soprano
Sofie Vanden Eynde theorbo and baroque guitar
Romina Lischka viola da gamba
Marian Minnen cello
David Blunden harpsichord and organ
Deh, piangete, Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Ad un cuore, André Campra (1660-1774)