Bach, Handel and the Infamous Woodhouse
Zadock baroque concert at Kelmscott House
Zadoque baroque are a group of west London musicians living in Chiswick, East Sheen and Kensington who are dedicated to playing baroque music on authentic instruments. A matinee concert with music of Bach and Handel will also include readings related to
the life of Violet Gordon Woodhouse, late, famed harpsichord virtuosi who lived a happy but unusual domestic life in a menage a cinq with her four 'husbands' at Ovington Square, SW3.
Among her many admirers were George Bernard Shaw and Ezra Pound. Audiences were enraptured by her musicianship; technically perfect, she seemed to possess a unique insight into the mind of the composer. Hearing her play was a rare and exquisite emotional experience. Zadok baroque pay homage to 'Violet' in a matinee concert given at the charming riverside setting of Kelmscott House, late home of William Morris - Saturday 11th September: 2:15pm
September 1, 2010