Program IV: Stylus Fantatasicus - the free and fantastic style

Saturday, August 5th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine's in-the-woods

This program traces the “Stylus Fantasticus” from its origins in seventeenth century Italy with Farina, Uccellini and Fontana, and its development in Austria by the great violinist-composers Pandolfi Meally, Albertini, Schmelzer and Biber. The musicians’ instrumental and improvisational agility is on display in this program of music performed in the “free and fantastic style". The improvised style of the violin is grounded by a colorful continuo team of baroque harp, baroque guitar, chittarone, harpsichord and organ, which employ a wide range of colors, textures, and sounds to accompany the violin.

Tekla Cunningham, violin
Maxine Eilander, baroque harp
Stephen Stubbs, lute, baroque guitar and chittarone
Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord and organ