Programmes

Viola d’amore recital programmes suggested and already played include:

The Bohemian Viola d’amore, with harpsichord: a programme of music moving delightfully from baroque innocence towards Mozartian warmth. music by Benda, Carl Stamitz, Rust, Toeschi and Hoffmeister
The viola d’amore and its world, with harpsichord and piano: music by Stamitz, Milandre, York Bowen, Hindemith and Casadesus
The Romantic Viola d’amore, with piano music by Hoffmeister, Mendelssohn, Kral, Casadesus and Gordon Tonson
Music from Paris, with harpsichord music by Milandre, harpsichord solos by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, and 24 Preludes by Henri Casadesus

Short programmes suit lunch-time or late night concerts. The viola d’amore blends beautifully with the voice in music by Ariosti, Meyerbeer, Zoeller and Scarlatti, and with flute, oboe d’amore, violin or viola da gamba in music by Locatelli, Gassmann, Graupner, Albrechtsberger and Pfeiffer.