Saturday, June 30, 2012

Brandenburg in the Cafe

Brandenburg in the Cafe by susanvg
Brandenburg in the Cafe, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Late evenings in the Café A Propos during the Baroque Festival are full of music lovers and musicians. Young musicians are joined by seasoned professionals to sightread through music, in this case one of the Brandenburg Concertos. They play with obvious joy (and fun).

The harpsichord part was played by two fine musicians - with the right hand played by one and the left hand played by the other (with his right hand). Quite a challenge - especially in the long harpsichord solo, but admirably executed. The festival blurs the line between audience and performer, between up and coming musicians and those who have been on the scene a long time. We are all there because of our passion for this music.


Some Telemann - a concerto for viola da gamba and recorder. The early music scene is healthy in Montreal, with all these young artists taking their place. And starting tomorrow, I have the privilege of spending a week up at CAMMAC (programme listing for Week Two) - a week of early music with teachers who have been performing in this festival. Oh - we are spoiled here in Montreal!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely to see young musicians playing with joy!