Works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Leopold Mozart, Judith Bingham, Mihailo Trandafilovski and others.
Jonathan Swift published his Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ship
in 1726. Two years later, Georg Philipp Telemann composed the first and most original musical response to this extraordinary book. Telemann’s duo is one of the most colourful, witty, and orginal works of the 18th century, including, appropriately enough, the shortest and fastest ‘chaconne’ ever written, for the Lilliputions.
Virtuoso violinists of the acclaimed Kreutzer Quartet, Peter Sheppard Skærved and Mihailo Trandafilovski, bring this wonderful work to Wilton’s lost bedroom, interwoven with miniatures from the 18th and 21st Centuries, and Swift’s words. All the musical riot of the British enlightenment....
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