Rococo Thoughts

 

Discover Rococo themes like hoopskirts and fans, love and courting, enjoyment of exotic food and wine, and pleasures of life, through music and poems from the 18th century with a light touch and a drop of sensuality. On the programme: the most beautiful arias, duets and instrumental pieces by Handel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Purcell and other Baroque and Rococo composers along with poems by Robert Burns and other poets.

 

 

Burns: Wha Is That At My Bower-Door

 

"Wha is that at my bower-door?" 
"O wha is it but Findlay!" 
"Then gae your gate, ye'se nae be here:" 
"Indeed maun I," quo' Findlay; 
"What mak' ye, sae like a thief?" 
"O come and see," quo' Findlay; 
"Before the morn ye'll work mischief:" 
"Indeed will I," quo' Findlay.