Xavier Sabata & friends
The celebrated Catalan countertenor Xavier Sabata transports you to the England of the 17th century, when society was obsessed with the ‘abnormal’. Mentally-ill people who had been incarcerated in psychiatric hospitals captured the imaginations of the English people. English baroque masters such as Purcell and Eccles were also intrigued by these characters and wrote ‘mad songs’. They demonstrated their great originality by using sudden tempo changes and unusual melodic twists to represent the ever-changing moods of the insane. A neglected repertoire that is well worth discovering!
viola da gamba
Reason, what art thou?
Must then a faithful lover go?
While I with wounding grief did look
Restless in thought
I burn, my brain consumes to ashes
From rosy bow'rs (Don Quixote, Z.578)
Bess of Bedlam (Silent Shades and the Elysian Groves)
Morpheus, thou gentle god
O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice, Z.406
Henry Le Boeuf Hall
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
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