Tabea Debus

Thu 28Nov2019

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…