Byrd, Dowland, Rameau, Couperin, Weiss
The Estonian kannel artist Anna-Liisa Eller, the first Estonian musician to sign with Harmonia Mundi, will release her first album with the label this year. She will give an exclusive solo performance at the Haapsalu St. John’s Church on July 27. Eller is finding innovative ways of playing the Estonian chromatic kannel and collaborates with renowned early music ensembles like Supersonus (Marco Ambrosini), Ensemble Kapsberger (Rolf Lislevand), and Vox Clamantis (Jaan-Eik Tulve) and with alternative and contemporary music groups like the newly founded The Bright Future Ensemble with Swedish early music artists Dan Laurin and Anna Paradiso Laurin and Estonian musician Taavi Kerikmäe.
Anna-Liisa Eller’s „outside-the-box“ approach to music-making introduces us to novel soundscapes that reveal how early music can still sound fresh and purifying. It will be the first concert of the evening and its program includes composers from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: Byrd, Dowland, Rameau, Couperin, and Weiss.