Today, classical music is a very broad and general term for a wide range of music composed from the Renaissance to the present day. It is music which has remained alive with performances through the centuries; through publication, recording, and broadcasting; and through fresh interpretation.
What did classical music actually sound like at the time of its composition and what do we know about the performance of music when it was originally written and performed hundreds of years before the advent of audio recordings? The speaker, Giulio d’Alessio, who is the artistic director of the Baroque orchestra il Pomo d’Oro, has dedicated his career to researching, studying, rediscovering, and interpreting classical music. Giulio explores music that was previously lost, unknown, or unfamiliar to global audiences and his act of recreation gives a fresh and contemporary take on this genre.
In this Tai Kwun Conversation, in advance of il Pomo d’Oro’s arrival in Hong Kong for concerts in the Prison Yard Festival, Giulio d’Alessio shares his insights, discoveries, and passion for music of the Baroque period and his approach to performing it for contemporary audiences through a combination of historical research, instrument restoration, and interpretive flair.
The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation from English to Cantonese onsite.