Orchestra of The Swan The Infernal Machine

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Thursday 26 May 2022

07:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Drapers’ Hall, Coventry Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN



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Although Sir Thomas Beecham likened the sound of a harpsichord to “two skeletons copulating on a tin roof” there is no denying its indispensable role in the history of music.

This concert explores the harpsichord in all its guises from its supporting role as a continuo instrument in the Biber and the Bach to its place in the spotlight as a solo instrument in the Scarlatti, Couperin and De Falla. An illuminating performance featuring baroque specialist, jazz musician and composer David Gordon.