The Aberdeen Early Music Collective’s second concert of the “Ruggieri” Project took place on Thursday, 5 February 2015, with guests Karim Nasr (baroque bassoon) and Alex McCartney (baroque guitar and theorbo). Other performers were Amanda Babington, Aden Mazur, Caroline Ritchie, Claire Babington, and Ralph Stelzenmüller. We’ve now performed all of the soprano cantatas, and two of the sonatas! The cantata Taci, non mi parlar (“Shut up! Don’t speak to me!”) proved especially entertaining.
Next in line is the second installment of “Chez Schedel”, our late-medieval project centred around Nuremberg. This follows from a lecture-recital initially given at the Conference for Interdisciplinary Musicology, Glasgow, 2011. Two performances in Aberdeen will be on 30 and 31 May 2015, with more to come in the autumn.