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For now, just posting the notes - as transcribed on the train - from seeing Rust and Stardust and Palisander perform Dr Dee's Daughter at Beverley Early Music Festival on Monday 29 May 2017 at 2.00 p.m.
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Art and Artifice – Entwined
Touching and delightful show
'A father is a friend for ever'
'A true friend is a rare bird'
'Logic and love' versus 'Loss and hate'
'I thought that it would bring back your health, happiness - bring back you'
For those for whom 'knowledge is experience' [experientia - experience, though noon auctoritee]
Spend all their time *talking about* being clever - without *being* clever
An energized and enthusiastic performance - a consummate consort, wonderfully attired, thanks to Katie Sommers
Dramatic, because on stage with Rust and Stardust - the power in the narration and of the enactment
Contrabass - a huge instrument, like an organ-pipe. Scrolls on music-stands
Some staccato (some of it 'chirpy'), and some slurs and run-togethers
Imaginative stage-business, as well as involving Palisander - as well as a match of puppeteers to dolls (two girls, playing with their dolls, but believing in it), players and performers are charging around
The four different winds have different characters, of instrument and of playing
Comfort in recurring themes, but also (with Ludovico) ominous sounds, breathings (some very breathy) and intonations - toothy ?? endentures, and fractured tones
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