The Four Nations ensemble features Charles Brink, flute; Krista Bennion Feeney, violin; Loretta O'Sullivan, cello; and Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director. The ensemble presents its own annual series, Hudson River Harvest Concerts, and a second series at Columbia University’s Maison Française, in addition to guest appearances at early music festivals worldwide. (Photo by David Rodgers)
During the era of Bach and Handel, European music traveled to Asia and the Americas with missionaries, merchants, and performers. This concert, recorded in 2011, features a sonata written by a Jesuit composer for the emperor of China in the Forbidden City in 1720, along with baroque music heard in Latin America and the newly founded United States.
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