Monday, April 03, 2006

Musicians of the Old Post Road

The Musicians of the Old Post Road perform early music and romantic era classical music on period and reproductions of period instruments. The group attempts to perform in settings that would resemble where the music might have been performed hundreds of years ago. The cellist, flutist, and pianist/harpsichord player are very talented and consistently give excellent performances. The audience is often small so it is easy to get a good view of the musicians and chat with them after their performances.

The theme of their last concert was Mozart in Paris. The cellist told us a little about Mozart's visits to that great city without going into excessive detail. In addition to pieces by Mozart the musicians performed other works by his contemporaries composing in France. This being the 250th birthday year of Mozart, Boston has many concerts featuring his work.

On the day of his birthday Russell Sherman gave an outstanding performance of his piano sonatas in Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street. Sherman is one of the distinguished faculty at the New England Conservatory. Hundreds of people came to that concert and I am certain that none were disappointed. Sherman is giving several concerts of Mozart piano sonatas this season. I hope to be able to attend another concert in the series.


At April 16, 2006, Blogger Jill Golden said...

Those visiting New York might be interested in "Movado Hour" concerts at the Baryshnikov Art Center. They are world class chamber music concerts, which are free to the public, but they require reservations I'll post information abou the next one, as soon as it is scheduled.

At April 16, 2006, Blogger histfan said...

That sounds like a very interesting possibility. How nice to have free concerts featuring world class musicians.


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