The ensemble consisting of the two violists Irene Klein and Jane Achtman highlights the rich colour palette of the lyra viol. The lyra viol was a late 16th century string instrument used to accompany dramatic laments and recitatives. Its fingerboard makes it easy to play chords: two instruments can sound like an entire consort. Expect mournful pavanes, cheerful dances and The Wild Goose Chase. “Everything this duo touches starts to fizz and sparkle”, De Volkskrant writes.
Jane Achtman & Irene Klein, lyra viol