17th Boston Early Music Festival: Gli Incogniti Amandine Beyer, director

5:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2013
7:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2013
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Revelatory violin virtuoso Amandine Beyer brings her exciting chamber ensemble for their BEMF d├ębut in a captivating program featuring some of the peculiar personalities of the Austrian Baroque: the son of a baker whose virtuosity on the violin raised him to the nobility, a harpsichordist who traversed Europe to meet the greatest musicians of his time, a violinist from Italy who murdered a singer at the Messina Cathedral, and a Bohemian violinist who imitated all the sounds of nature with his instrument. These masters and more contributed to the inventive genre of the Stylus Phantasticus, which is explored in this program.