Thomas Dunford / Théotime Langlois de Swarte: »The Mad Lover«

FAST LANE – Young top musicians getting ready for a big career / Replaces concert from 15 April 2024

Théotime Langlois de Swarte
Théotime Langlois de Swarte © Marco Borggreve
Thomas Dunford
Thomas Dunford © Julien Benhamou
Thomas Dunford / Théotime Langlois de Swarte
Thomas Dunford / Théotime Langlois de Swarte © Julien Benhamou


These two Frenchmen are among the brightest rising stars of the early-music scene. The Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte was mentored by the star conductor William Christie. And Thomas Dunford has jammed on his lute with Bobby McFerrin. With their duo programme »The Mad Lover«, the two musicians travel back to 17th-century England, an era in which the ostinato groove became a virtuosic engine driving sonatas, suites and fantasias.

Please note: This concert replaces the cancelled concert from 15 April 2024. Tickets purchased for the postponed concert are valid for this event.

The inspiration for this programme was a »Ground« from the stage music to the play »The Mad Lover« by John Eccles. This sensuous work, which is based on a simple recurring bass ostinato, gave Théotime Langlois de Swarte and Thomas Dunford the idea of arranging works of this kind for the charming combination of violin and lute. And they found just what they were looking for in works by Henry Purcell and the England-based Italian Nicola Matteis.


Théotime Langlois de Swarte baroque violin

Thomas Dunford lute


»The Mad Lover«

John Eccles
Suite from »The Mad Lover«

Daniel Purcell
Sonata f-Moll für Violine und Basso continuo / Six Sonata’s or Solos

Nicola Matteis
Fantasia a-Moll für Violine und Basso continuo
Ayres für Violine solo

Henry Purcell
Prelude c-Moll Zn 773

Nicola Matteis
Suite in G major / aus: Ayres für Violine und Basso continuo, 2. Buch

Henry Eccles
Sonata Quinta e-Moll

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