Burney is on Tour! Next stop Cornell University: Saturday March 5th
Annette Richards and David Yearsley (organ, harpsichord, fortepiano)
Video by Bug Davidson
Produced by Alessandra Campana
Title Design by Emma Turner
Dr. Charles Burney was one of the first great music historians. On his musical tours across Europe in the 1770s, he met many of the most famous musical personages of his time. Upon returning to London, he spent many evenings with his daughters and friends at a variety of keyboard instruments, recalling and reliving his adventures.
This concert imagines one such evening in the Burney household with music for four hands—played on a combination of harpsichord, fortepiano, and chamber organ—by composers ranging from the Roman Bernardo Pasquini to the Spaniard Antonio Soler, from members of the Bach family to Handel and Farinelli, and even the good doctor himself, whose written commentary we will hear in the course of the program.
The concert will include video projections by the new collective Hyphen, a visual commentary of Burney’s travels mapping and reimagining the experience of moving through soundscapes of the past.
Saturday, October 11 2014
Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center, Tufts University. This concert was made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.
Saturday, March 5th 2016 Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Special thanks to Hache Buller, Amber Rademacher, Jennifer Raines, Liz Pearlman and Holly Lewis for video production assistance. Photos below are documentation of show at Tufts University. All video by Bug Davidson. All Title Cards including text by Emma Turner. Very Special thanks to Coe Lapossy and Marla Greenman for construction help.