A Spotlight on the Ottavino

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 7:00pm

English harpsichordist Colin Booth has built 300+ early keyboards, including eight Ottavini.  These tiny Italian instruments produce an incisive, yet sweet, sound. more...

In these two videos, Colin plays an Elizabethan-era work by William Inglot (1544-1621) & then introduces the instrument before playing a 21st century piece composed by Liz Lane specifically for Ottavino.

A Booth Ottavino features in some of Capriccio's concerts, enthralling & delighting all.  Look out for it once concerts recommence!

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Colin Booth: Performing W. Inglot's 'The Leaves bee greene' on Ottavino

The Leaves bee greene

Colin Booth: Introducing the Ottavino & playing 'Diamond Fantasia' 2019

ottavino introduction