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Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Abendmusik trio Terry Gruber 2017 webMusic from the Kromeriz Archive in Moravia, including some of the most popular, original and striking of all 5-part music by Heinrich Schmelzer, Biber, and Biber's colleague Pavel Vejvanovský. In his capacity as librarian and copyist, Vejvanovský, is largely to thank for assembling this vast corpus of music. His connections with the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in Vienna ensured both the performance of Czech music in the capital and the preservation of these works.

Margaret Ziemnicka, violin
Vita Wallace, violin

Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba
Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba and violone
John Mark Rozendaal, viola da gamba
David Belkovski, harpsichord

Since 2012, Abendmusik has showcased the works of well-known and little-known composers who flourished in western and eastern Europe and the British Isles in the 17th century. This was the era of a rich exchange of musical ideas, the British influenced north German composers, the Italians, Germans, and Slavic composers influenced the eastern Europeans by combining both western and eastern practices. Abendmusik is sensitive to the way in which cultures are shaped by social and religious values, visual images and allegory, science, and mathematics. These ideas mutually support themes through which we tell a musical story.

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1:15 – 2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

This concert will be live streamed. You can watch it on your computer in any of three places by clicking on the name you wish: our websiteYouTube or Facebook.

In addition, join us for an intimate chat AFTER the concert on Zoomhttps://zoom.us/j/97387940946
Meeting ID: 973 8794 0946

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.