“Then the pleasing thoughts begin and I in riches flow. At least I Fancy so” – Henry Purcell, Bacchus is a Pow’r divine
Since 2016, the three-member ensemble Due sopra il Basso has been delighting audiences with early music concert and stage programs. In an unusual formation of two singers and a lutenist, the ensemble performs music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. At that time, instruments like the lute, the theorbo and the baroque guitar were called “basso continuo” instruments. Hence the name: “Two above the bass” – Due sopra il Basso. Some of the ensemble’s projects involve the participation of bowed bass players in order to make the historical sound even richer and more diverse.
A scenic journey through receptions of Bacchus in the Baroque period. German, English, Italian, French music of the early and high baroque
In the Arcadian realms, the shepherds call on the little birds to reduce their love suffering. Love, rejection and constant pain determine life in paradise as well as on earth.
Music by the Italian masters of the early Baroque. The god Cupid is adressed in a variety of songs: villanelles, arias, canto in the “Stile Recitativo”.