Archive: Celtic Baroque

Internationale Barocktage Stift Melk Abbey Melk, Kolomanisaal

The Celtic music of northern Europe


Works by Henry Purcell, Turlough O’Carolan, John Playford, James Oswald, Matthew Locke and others

Dorothee Oberlinger | recorder & direction 
Vittorio Ghielmi | viola da gamba & direction
Fabio Rinaudo | bagpipes
Johanna Seitz  | harp
Fabio Biale | fiddle, bhódran

While it may not act as a siren luring us to ruin, it still entrances its audiences. It’s hard to tear oneself away from Celtic music and its harmonic melodies. This was no different for the composers of the 17th and 18th centuries when they drew on the traditional music of Celtic cultures.

And so on this evening the traditional and baroque sounds of England, Scotland and Ireland will be brought to life. The typical instruments for this music will play a special role: with fiddle, bagpipes and bhódran, the Kolomanisaal will be transported to the north-western fringes of Europe while the angelic sound of the harp creates a connection between heaven and earth.

Dorothee Oberlinger, one of the leading recorderists of our time and a multiple ECHO Award-winner, and Vittorio Ghielmi have put together an ensemble of specialists who know how to unleash the Celtic spirit.




Introductory lecture:

Dorothee Oberlinger, Vittorio Ghielmi

Dietmayrsaal / 6:45pm


Round off the evening with our traditional “Brot und Wein”


2 hours ∙ with interval


A €65/ B €56 / C €46 / D €37 / E €30 / F €25 / Youth prices: <26 A-C €25 / D-F €15

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