Peter Medhurst joins this Voyages to Antiquity tour to Dalmatia & Ancient Greece as guest lecturer

Details of the 14-day cruise may be found here:

Music discussed or heard during the lectures

Lecture 1: The Glory of Venice

From the Sunny Spanish Shore from The Gondoliers Act I – Gilbert & Sullivan

Ecco Vinegia bella – A Gabrieli

Stelle ingrate – T Albinoni

Sempre mi ride sta – A Willaert

Lauda Jerusalem from Vespers 1610 – C Monteverdi

Nigra sum from Vespers 1610 – Monteverdi

Violin Concerto in D RV 222 – A Vivaldi

Lecture 2: The Influence of Ancient Greece on Western Music

Die Götter Griechenlands – F Schubert

The Ruins of Athens – L van Beethoven

Also Sprach Zarathustra – R Strauss

A dio, Roma! from L’incoronazione di Poppea – Monteverdi

Es gibt ein Reich from Ariadne auf Naxos Act II – R Strauss

Lecture 3: The Orpheus Legend

Che farò senza Euridice from Orfeo ed Euridice Act III- CW Gluck

Chi mai dell’Erebo from Orfeo ed Euridice Act II-  Gluck

Tu se morta from Orfeo Act II – Monteverdi

Lasciate I Monti from Orfeo Act I – Monteverdi

When Orpheus went Down to the Regions Below – W Boyce

Pas Des Furies from Orphée Act 2 – I Stravinsky

Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen – R Mey