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Musica Alchemica

Submitted by Paulius Gutauskas on Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:29
Musica Alchemica
Saturday 9th Nov - 7:00 PM
Llewellyn Hall
Presented by
Musica Viva

Introducing Lina Tur Bonet, fearless virtuoso and musical imaginista.

Regarded as one of the most exciting violinists of her generation, Tur Bonet has delighted and fascinated fans across Europe with her performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Messiaen. Now she makes her Australian debut with Musica Alchemica, a hand-picked ensemble who bring fiery honesty and endless invention to works by Corelli, Telemann, Biber and other jewels of the Baroque.

'Bonet and her musicians capture it all: the lightness and gravity, the wit and the seriousness, the ardency and the soul.' – Gramophone

Paul Kildea:
'Lina Tur Bonet – the Kate Bush of early music – is a ferociously good player, but there is additionally a wonderful lustre to her presentation of works she inhabits so singularly and convincingly.'

LINA TUR BONET artistic director & baroque violin
MARCO TESTORI baroque cello
KENNETH WEISS harpsichord

BIBER Sonata No. 1 in D minor ‘The Annunciation’
CIMA Sonata à 2
SCHMELZER Sonata Quarta in D major
MUFFAT Passacaglia in G minor for harpsichord
BIBER Sonata No. 10 in G minor ‘The Crucifixion’
CORELLI Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 5
TELEMANN Sonata for Cello in D major, TWV 41:D6
WESTHOFF Imitazione del liuto
CORELLI Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 5 No. 12 ‘La Folia’

Acknowledgment of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.