200423 AAM 2

Academy of Ancient Music


Thursday 23rd April

7:30 pm

“Italy boasts perhaps the world’s richest variety of individual wine styles, distinctive terroirs, and indigenous grape varieties… Her wines have a vivacity, originality, savour and flair all of their own…” to quote Jancis Robinson and Hugo Johnson. Alongside the music of Dario Castello – long-forgotten Venetian composer, highly popular in his day and overdue a renaissance now – we explore some similarly forgotten Italian grape varieties from the same North-Eastern region of Italy as Castello’s home. In the company of Italian wine expert Ben Robson from Bat & Bottle, we will indulge in white, red, and sparkling wine from the regions around Venice in a pre-concert and interval tasting.

The Academy of Ancient Music aims to make the first complete recording of Castello’s sonatas in 2020 and so bring them to a new, modern audience; and Ben Robson believes just as passionately in introducing contemporary palettes to some of Italy’s finest native grapes. From Rossanel (on the verge of extinction) to Erbaluce di Caluso (perhaps Piemonte’s finest white varietal) via Cividin, Schioppettino and more, this promises an evening of musical and vineous discovery.

Ticket & Booking Information
£75 to include a top-price concert ticket
Cambridge Live, 01223 357851

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