The three greatest figures in the world of baroque music were all born in the same year. Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti grew up in very different environments, and only the latter two ever met. So it is fascinating to explore how their careers developed in parallel, but on very different lines. Harpsichordists Steven Devine and Colin Booth are naturally immersed for much of their lives in the music produced by these three great geniuses. This weekend course gives them and participants an unusual opportunity to enjoy not just a wealth of striking and varied compositions – played live and on recordings – but to compare how the three musicians lived. Their lives were all, in different ways, touched by triumph and tragedy – features naturally reflected in their music. Kate Semmens (Soprano) will join Steven and Colin for the concert on Sunday and will also lead an optional session entitled “singing for fun” on Saturday afternoon. This course also includes a ticket for the Sunday afternoon concert.