The Theorbo Weekend continues with this Sunday afternoon conversational concert. Both musicians will be talking about the history and mechanics of their instruments with demonstrations, playing solo and together.
Matt Wadsworth is an internationally renowned and much loved theorbo and lute player much in demand in concert halls and has an impressive collection of recordings to his name. Collaborations with singers include Sopranos Carolyn Sampson, Julia Doyle ( see Saturday evening recital) and Emma Kirkby; counter-tenor Christopher Ainslie, tenor James Gilchrist and baritone Peter Harvey. There is a link to his website on Raynhamrecitals.co.uk
Nathaniel Mander is a staggeringly talented harpsichord player, described by his teacher as fearless. Anyone who heard his 2017 Raynham Recital performance of Royer's La Marche des Scythes will attest to that brilliance. He is much in demand as accompanist and soloist and performs regularly at Handel House.
Nathaniel Mander virginals
Sam Brown renaissance lute
The most popular instruments of Elizabethan England, the lute and virginals are rarely heard together. Sam Brown and Nathaniel Mander perform music from the finest composers of the English golden age
music by John Dowland, Thomas Tomkins, John Danyel, Giles Farnaby, William Byrd, et al
tickets available from David Hodges
tel: 01608 664310
Nathaniel Mander - Square Piano
Nathaniel will present a programme of solo piano music on the beautiful Longman and Broderip Square piano housed at Restoration House. This instrument, with its hand painted outer case decoration, is as attractive to look at as it is to listen to.
Nathaniel Mander - Harpsichord
G.F Handel - Suite in F Major HWV 427
J.S Bach - Six Little Preludes
J.C Bach - Sonata in Bb major op.17 no.6
J.Haydn - Fantasia in C
Nathaniel Mander will bring to life the magnificent collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century keyboard instruments housed in the beauty country house at Hatchlands Park.
Tours at 2.30 and 3.30
Music in Lyddington www.musicinlyddington.co.uk
Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown will perform an exciting Tudor programme for lute and virginals with a mix of improvised grounds, their own duo arrangments, and solos from the golden age of English music.
Music by Dowland, Byrd, Blow and Farnaby.
Les Marionettes - For Two to Play
Saxon Shore Early Music
Nathaniel Mander & Sam Brown harpsichord, renaissance lute & classical guitar
Winner of the 10th Broadwood Harpsichord and the 2010 Fenton House Early Keyboard Ensemble Competitions, harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander has since become one of the UK's foremost young keyboard performers and is joined by Sam Brown, a member of Dowland Works, and is much in demand as a recitalist, soloist and accompanist on lute and guitar. Contemporary arrangements were common place in the 17th and 18th centuries and their fascinating programme explores some well-known composers including J.S. & J.C. Bach, Mozart, Rameau and Fernando Sor, including solos items for each instrument. Come and delight in the unusual sounds of two plucked instruments!
Nathaniel Mander will present a harpsichord recital as part of the Amersham festival of Music in the beautiful Tudor manor house in Chenies.
Fizz and canapés on arrival. Harpsichord recital starts at 7.45. Dinner at 8.30pm followed by the second half of the recital.
Programme to feature popular harpsichord classics including Bach's glorious Italian concerto and Handel's joyous Harmonious Blacksmith variations.
Join Nathaniel Mander and Sam Brown for an informal, intimate evening of music and discussion. Nathaniel and Sam will conjure up the 19th century salon with musical gems, performed on that quintessential salon instrument, the guitar, in duo with the museum's rare and beautiful Schantz piano.
They will introduce and illustrate their respective instruments, and Sam will also talk about the guitar's mystical relative, the lute.
"Just about every expectation was shifted... master musicians..."
"We were treated to a recital by Sam Brown and Nathaniel Mander. This personally and musically very charming duo performed works by Sweelinck, Tomkins, Dowland, Purcell, Byrd, Farnaby and John Danyel. What a treat!"
Christopher Goodwin, review for "Lute News"
A Celebration of Handel's Life for his 333rd Birthday.
Nathaniel Mander - Harpsichord
Heather Tomola - Harpsichord
Charlotte La Thrope - Soprano
Held in high regard and royal favour, Handel spent nearly 50 years of his life in London, where, according to contemporary historian Charles Burney, his compositions were considered “the models of perfection”
Innovative harpsichord four-hands duo Heather Tomala and Nathaniel Mander will be joined by soprano Charlotte La Thrope for a celebratory concert on the eve of the great composer's birthday. The rare combination of two players at one harpsichord brings a new world of colour and texture to several much-loved Handel classics, including arias from Solomon and Messiah and excerpts from the Water Music.
Nathaniel Mander returns to Restoration House to perform a harpsichord recital of music from the Golden English age on the beautiful Zenti harpsichord housed within the Elizabethan Manor.
Programme to include music by Byrd, Bull, Tomkins as well as Frescobaldi and Sweelinck.
Brandenburg Concertos by Candlelight
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Vivaldi – Concerto for Recorder
Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor
Bach – Polonaise, Minuet and Badinerie from Suite No 2
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 4
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 5
London Musical Arts Ensemble
Nathaniel Mander Harpsichord
John Landor Conductor
Royal Academy of Music, Piano Gallery
Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Curzon Lecturer in Performance Studies
Janet Snowman, Bicentenary Research Fellow
Nathaniel Mander, harpsichord
The first in a new termly event series on the relationship between music and visual art, featuring pieces from the Academy Museum’s collections. When the Mozart family visited London in 1765, adverts described Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl as ‘prodigies of Nature’. This event will consider artistic responses to the idea of musical genius by exploring images of British infant pianists, including portraits hanging in the Duke’s Hall. Covering a span from 1770 to 1840, themes will include the relationship between the family and the artist, the use of imagery in concert promotion and the quest for royal patronage. The event will also provide a rare opportunity to hear works composed by or associated with these young children.
Handel’s harpsichord and what does the accompanist actually do?
A day considering what instrumental backing brings to your musicianship, how to handle the accompanist in rehearsal and your rapport in performance, all set in Handel’s own house. The day will also include an introductory session in Feldenkrais.
Nathaniel Mander will demonstrate the harpsichord and outline rehearsals in Handel’s time, along with describing his take on the art of accompanying. Emily Owen (soprano) will then perform some Handel with Nat, explaining what she expects from the accompaniment.
Mozart – Divertimento in D
Pachelbel – Canon
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Vivaldi – Four Seasons
London Musical Arts Orchestra
Gildas String Quartet
Christopher Jones Violin
Gemma Sharples Violin
John Landor Director