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Amherst Early Music online: The Curious Case of the Loeillet Recorder Duets
September 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm$25
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The Curious Case of the Loeillet Recorder Duets: What Makes a Duet Good? with Gwyn Roberts
Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gant published his Opus 1 around 1710 as a set of 12 sonatas for recorder and continuo. Shortly thereafter, those sonatas reappeared as recorder duets, with a new second recorder part quite different from the original continuo line.
We’ll sample both versions, consider what changed to make the duets work better, and tackle the pesky mystery of all of those composers named Loeillet.