With Alex McCartney & Jonathan Rees
St George's, Bristol
Ode to an Earworm
Until the 15th century music was predominantly an aural tradition. However, with the invention of the printing press this tradition began to disappear. Still, some melodies are innately memorable – why?
This programme includes music by Caccini, Dowland, Purcell, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Marais, Freya Waley-Cohen, and not to forget (most famous of all) Anonymous…