Keyboard music in 18th century Dublin
Colin Booth will give a lecture-recital on three musicians important to the culture of 18th century Dublin: Thomas Roseingrave, Thomas Arne, and Domenico Scarlatti. Their lives overlapped, and make for a fascinating study, which Colin will illustrate with works by all three, played at the harpsichord. Colin has featured at Sligo Festival of Baroque Music several times, including last year, when the audience enjoyed his lecture-recital on three musicians associated with Hamburg – Telemann, Mattheson and Handel.
Colin has been a leading harpsichord player, maker, restorer and scholar for many years. He has issued over a dozen CDs of his recitals on the Soundboard label, and has published his research on notation, rhythm , ornament and tuning, both in articles and the acclaimed 2010 book Did Bach Really Mean That?