Festival artistic direction Dimos Goudaroulis
is a programme dedicated to the 17th
century, mainly focusing on the dance music of England and France through the works of H. Purcell, A. Forqueray, J.H. d’Anglebert, M. Marais, J.M. Hotteterre. It outlines the transition from the polyphony of the Renaissance to the small baroque ensemble for voice and basso continuo, passing through dance Suites, character pieces (pièces de caractère) and arias for flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord- the three most beloved musical instruments of the time in France and the British Isles.