PAWEL SIWCZAK Please note that Pawel Siwczak was indisposed and his place was taken at short notice by NATHANIEL MANDER
‘European Bach’ Bach drew from various traditions and this programme juxtaposes his take on an Italian Concerto, next to a suite in a French style, alongside a fantastically imaginative Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue.
Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
‘The Splendour of Venice’ An exploration of some of the most exciting and pleasing keyboard music to come out of La Serenissima. From Picchi’s almost barbaric dances, via Storace’s imaginative and exciting ciacconas and passacaglias, to Galuppi’s elegant and lyrical sonatas, the music of Venice offers far more than just Vivaldi’s violin concertos. The Studio, Handel House, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
‘Star Instruments’ The viol and the harpsichord have been the ‘star instruments’ of both the English and French schools due to their role as basso continuo. This programme offers string music transcribed for keyboard ranging from 16th century polyphony and extravagant dances by Marin Marais.
The Studio, Handel House, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
A JOINT BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY & BRITISH CLAVICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
STEVEN DEVINE Harpsichord & Clavichord
‘The Maverick Bachs’ The music of two of JS Bach’s composer sons, CPE and WF Bach, represented by their ground-breaking approach to form and harmony pushing the boundaries of both harpsichord and clavichord writing.
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB