REVIEW: Early Music Festival: KIRCHER: Music, science and natural magic

October 31, 2016

The programme of music explored chapters from nine books of Kircher’s masterpiece through chosen pieces of music by Kircher, Biber, Vivaldi, Rameau, and Handel with a tarantella and some superbly moving traditional Hebrew songs. Soperano Grace Davidson was in fine voice her rich coloured tones filling the space with a refined and subtle grace, switching from the precise diction of a Handel harp duet to the smoky sensuality of Sephardic traditional Hebrew melodies Davidsons voice captured the nuances of this eclectic choice of pieces.

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