les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Here's the Concertgebouw with John Eliot Gardiner

in the presence of Queen Beatrix, I think, and with authentic instruments.

Note the funky sackbutts and trumpets, and the weedy woodwind. They're playing for all they're worth and you can hardly hear them. The fiddles hold their bows differently, too. Everything is lighter and more transparent.

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