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Spinet ~ Musical Entertainments for Sir Nicholas Rainton, Aftern
September 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Prize-winning harpsichordist and distinguished teacher Yeo Yat-Soon returns to Forty Hall for a recital of music on a copy of a 16th century Italian spinet. The two programmes of domestic music are inspired by the life and times of Forty Hall’s original owner Sir Nicholas Rainton (1569 – 1646).
Come and enjoy music by composers from Sir Nicholas’ time including William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tompkins, Girolamo Frescobaldi and Michelangelo Rossi. The music reflects the English background of Sir Nicholas and his extensive Italian connections in his business life as a textile merchant, which included importing sumptuous materials from Florence, Bologna and Genoa.