Classical Music : York Early Music festival review – sublime
By Alfred Hickling
A concert of baroque dances can seem fairly academic without the presence of some baroque dancers. Happily, the London Handel Players were joined by the fleet-footed Mary Collins and Steven Player performing original gavottes and bourrées in period costume. It was more than mere novelty: Collins, an expert in the expressive rhetoric of 18th-century choreography, made a persuasive point that the movement functions as an additional musical line.
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