Perhaps this concert was presented by the New Zealand School of Music because Polly Sussex was in town; she had played in the weekend with the baroque/classical ensemble Musica Lyrica at St Paul’s Lutheran church in Mount Cook. Sussex teaches at Auckland University and has an international reputation as a specialist in the early cello and viola da gamba. The ensemble, formed with the support of the church to...
La regatta veneziana
from Les soirées musicales
) opened the lunchtime concert to delight a well filled church, with the... read more
The concert title might have celebrated the season but there was little in the programme, other than the last of Poulenc’s songs, that seemed specific to April either in the northern or southern hemispheres.
However, let us suppose (I don’t know) that the Venetian regatta takes place in April; Rossini’s infectious duet (