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Andreas Böhlen flute – Ayako Matsunaga violin – Pierre-Augustin Lay baroque cello – Takashi Watanabe harpsichord

Programme

Ayres in G Nicola Matteis
Morlake Ground for harpsichord John Blow
Adagio – Burlesca (Ayres for the Violin: The third part, London) Nicola Matteis
Ayres in F Nicola Matteis
Thro’ the Wood Laddie (A Collection of Old Scots Tunes) Francesco Barsanti
Aria for the Flute (Ayres for the Violin: The third and fourth part, Londen, 1685/1687) Nicola Matteis
Ayres in e (Ayres for the Violin: The third and fourth part, Londen, 1685/1687) Nicola Matteis
Clout the Caldron (A Collection of Old Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, +-1740) Francesco Barsanti
Ayres in d (Ayres for the Violin: The third and fourth part, Londen, 1685/1687) Nicola Matteis


Theatrum Affectuum was founded in 2003 by German recorder player Andreas Böhlen. It specialises in music from 17th and 18th century Italy and Germany and plays the baroque repertoire in a fresh and energetic way, as if the music were written yesterday. In 2015 Aeolus released their most recent CD, Nicola Matteis: Most Ravishing Things, in which the Neapolitan composer and virtuoso improviser takes a central role. It is no coincidence that he inspired Theatrum Affectuum: as well as specialising in old music Andreas Böhlen is also a gifted improviser and saxophone player.