Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
The intrinsic links between magic and music have been recognised for thousands of years. In ‘Double, Double, Toil & Trouble’, Palisander explores this relationship through music inspired by humanity’s fascination with the mystical; pieces reflecting the Renaissance concept of the Three Magics; songs used to share news of witch trials; music sent to composers by supernatural beings, through their dreams; and music composed for the group using magical calculations from the 17th Century. Featured composers include Hildegard von Bingen, JS Bach, Dowland and Tartini.
As well as a professionally filmed online concert of this programme, Palisander’s project involves an online workshop for amateur recorder players, led by the quartet. There will be an opportunity for workshop participants to play along with Palisander, virtually, during the concert.