“The Passionate Marquise”: AEMC welcomes Ensemble Marquise

On 7 February, members of the AEMC joined forces with members of Ensemble Marquise from Hungary, in a fun programme of baroque hit parade numbers! A group of high-baroque Italian arias and cantatas was framed by light-hearted sets from the early 17th century. I had a chance to revisit Scarlatti’s “Augellin vago e canoro”, this time without one of the recorders suddenly falling apart during the performance, and I loved dancing a Folie d’Espagne (Feuillet) to the harpsichord improvisations of David Smith. Wee photo op after the gig: