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With its gentle, romantic voice, the guitar was the instrument in vogue during the Napoleonic era. Dodici Corde invitesyou to experience an evening of early romantic guitar masterworks and a rare opportunity to hear a performance on two original period instruments.  With the performers in period costume, you can truly indulge in salon music from the time of Austen and Byron

"an immersive performance - part musical recital, part performance art...recommended" Stephen Begley

 "Played brilliantly" Len Verrett Editor,

"Rich, rounded and beautiful sound...wonderful music on superb 19th century guitars" Jackie Herring, Festival Director, Jane Austen Festival Bath.

Dodici Corde Guitar Duo was formed in 2008 and joins together the talents of musicians Danielle Saxon Reeves and Mark Willetts. They seek to promote the duo repertoire of the era of the Early Romantic Guitar (c1770-1870) with a contemporary yet historically informed approach. They enjoy exploring the little played duet works of composers such as Giuliani, Sor, Carulli, Diabelli, Mertz, Coste and L’Hoyer, giving audiences a rare opportunity to hear these neglected works on period instruments; Mark owns an 1832 Panormo and Danielle plays a Terz Guitar by Lamy and a French Guitar made c1840.

With over 45 years playing experience between them, they have appeared in performances all over the UK; including appearances for Worcester Classical Guitar Society New Artist's Scheme;  in the Panelled Saloon at Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire; in the Guildhall, Bath for The Jane Austen Festival and on BBC Radio and Television.

The Golden Age of the Guitar: From Regency to Romantic’
Masterpieces for guitar duo performed in historical costume on period instruments

A delicious dip into the music of the Early Romantic Guitar; pieces which Napoleon, Austen, Byron and Nelson may have heard on their travels around the grand houses of Europe. 

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