Heinrich Schütz 350th anniversary

Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz is regarded as the preeminent German composer of the Baroque before J.S. Bach; and his output rivals that of his successor in both its breadth and its depth. In this weekend of events to mark the 350th anniversary of Schütz’s death, Cambridge Early Music explores the composer’s music in the context both of the German and Italian Baroque traditions, through his profound and moving funeral triptych Musikalische Exequien – performed by the Cambridge University Chamber Choir under Robert Hollingworth – and his Venetian-inspired chamber works – presented by the Brook Street Band and David de Winter. In addition, we offer a pre-concert talk by the Schütz scholar Professor Bettina Varwig, and a chance to explore the music from the inside, in a singing workshop led by David Allinson.