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Peter Whelan and the soundscape of 18th century Dublin - online interview

Peter Whelan and Ensemble Marsyas recently gave the first modern performance of a birthday ode, The Applause of Mount Parnassus, by Johann Sigismund Cousser (1660-1727). Peter says "The sung text (published separately) was long known to exist, but the musical score was only recently discovered in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. It is a ‘Serenata da Camera’ or short chamber opera, written for the birthday celebrations of Queen Anne at Dublin Castle in 1711.”  The performance of the newly-recovered work was supported by the Arts Council.

Read the full interview for goldenplec.com here

Posted on July 3rd 2015

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