Italians across the Alps

Period-instrument ensemble Istante present a colourful programme of chamber works and suites by Italian composers who migrated northwards, towards Austria, France and England, bringing with them the musical taste and instrumental techniques of their homeland. Handel features as a central figure who absorbed the Italian style during his youth and championed it abroad to great acclaim.

French Fancies

Mostly Purcell

4 Seasons with seasonal seasonings

Bratwurst, Beer and Bach