BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
‘Bach To The Renaissance’
Music from J.S.Bach 1685-1750 and the Johannes de Lublin Tabulature of 1540. Looking at how both of them treat existing compositions: Bach in his solo versions of Vivaldi’s concerto and one of Prince Johann Ernst von Sachsen –Weimar. Johannes de Lublin in his intabulations, some he collected and some he composed himself for the large tabulature that is now preserved in Krakow. In both repertoires, we encounter a charming mix of Italian, French and German style with some elements of eastern Europe.
The world-renowned recorder and harpsichord virtuoso, Corina Marti, is recognized internationally for her “strikingly superior and expressive” interpretations (Toccata), and “infallible” performances (Diapason). She leads an active life, performing as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia. She has appeared with numerous early music ensembles and orchestras (including Hespèrion XXI, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana, Kore and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra), and is co-director and founding member of La Morra, an award-winning late medieval and early renaissance music ensemble which “never fails to keep the listener’s attention alive” (Gramophone). Her extensive discography, ranging from fourteenth-century istanpitte and intabulations to solo concertos and chamber music of the high baroque, reflects the breadth of her musical interests and technical skills. She is a leading pioneer, working with makers in the reconstructions of late medieval and early renaissance keyboard instruments, and she spends many hours in libraries researching the repertoire. This work has contributed substantially to the present-day revival of these instruments.
In 2019 Corina received the medal of the City of Lublin, in recognition of her outstanding artistic activity in the dissemination of Polish culture and publicity for the city of Lublin in Poland and abroad.
Immediately after studying she was invited to become the first teacher of medieval recorder at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel and a few years later she went on to build up a class for medieval keyboard instruments, teaching organetto, clavisimbalum, clavicytherium and renaissance harpsichord. She enjoys spreading her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to the next generation of players, both through her teaching at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and at master classes and music courses throughout the world.
Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
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