Great performance by Robert Smith on the last day of my exhibition
On the last day of my exhibition in museum het Leids Wevershuis, viola da gambist and founder member of the acclaimed Baroque trio Fantasticus Robert Smith played a fascinating programme of 17th-century works for lyra viol. Employing new editions prepared by the performer, the majority of this stunning recital is from English composers and was sourced from a manuscript collection of mysterious origin housed in the British Library, found in the KB Den Haag. The program fitted perfectly in the Wevershuis, where the residents might have listened to this music at that time. It was a wonderful end to my exhibition.