Sat 14 Sept 11am
Duration: approx. 1 hour 30 mins
Credit: Lennoxlove House
The invention of the printing press eroded the predominantly aural tradition of music but some melodies are innately memorable – why? The stunning young recorder virtuoso Tabea Debus answers the question with music by Caccini, Dowland, Purcell, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Marais, Freya Waley-Cohen, and (most famous of all) Anonymous…
'Tabea Debus is one of the most exciting young musicians in the early music world … she’s challenging perceptions of the instrument'
Dating back to the middle ages, Lennoxlove House reflects the myriad of family, political and social influences that have shaped Scottish history.
Owned originally by the Maitland family and later by the Blantyres, since 1946 it has been the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton who brought from Hamilton Palace an extensive inheritance of historic furnishings and art.
Mary Queen of Scots and Chopin are both reputed to have slept here. The barrel-vaulted Great Hall is in the oldest, 14th Century, part of the house.