New Worlds | Travelogue

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New Worlds | Travelogue

Join the 17th century British composer Nicholas Lanier on a voyage across Europe: a tale of elegance, innovation and simply ravishing sounds.

Meet Nicholas Lanier – lutenist, courtier and musical adventurer. In 1625 he travelled from the Court of Charles I to the Venice of Claudio Monteverdi, and British music was never the same again. Today, Laurence Cummings and the Academy of Ancient Music follow him on his journey, encountering heroes, lovers and geniuses along the way.

We’ll travel with Lanier from the corridors of the Stuart court to Antwerp, Milan and Venice. We’ll encounter the music of Sweelinck, Frescobaldi and Leonora Duarte, as well as Monteverdi himself. And through it all runs the lively personality and gloriously expressive music of Nicholas Lanier himself, the first Master of the King’s Music and possibly – just possibly – the greatest British composer you’ve never heard.

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Anna Dennis
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Thomas Walker
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Laurence Cummings
Concert details
Dowland Come again, sweet love
Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna
Lanier Sinfonia
Lanier No more shall meads
Ramsey, arr. Lanier The Witch of Endor
Frescobaldi Recercar settimo
Duarte Sinfonia No.6
Sweelinck Poi che non volete
Di Lasso Un jour vis un foulon
Rusca Canzona prima á 4 'La Borromea'
Monteverdi Cruda Amarilli
Marini Sonata d'inventione. Op.8
F Caccini Lasciatemi qui solo
Lanier Hero's complaint to Leander
Monteverdi Tirsi e Clori
Anna Dennis soprano
Thomas Walker tenor
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings director & harpsichord
Concert dates
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Wednesday, 16 February 2022 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £5.00 – £37.50
Box office: 01223 357851
Milton Court Concert Hall, London
Friday, 18 February 2022 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £5 – £35
Box office: 020 7638 8891
Live stream, London
Friday, 18 February 2022 | 7.30pm
Tickets: individual ticket: £12.50; season pass: £50.00