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Harpsichord recital: French Baroque masterpieces

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De Doelen: Jurriaanse ZaalKruisstraat 2, Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
On Saturday 14 September 2019 at 11:30
Festival: Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival
Programme
Couperin, Louis (1626-1661)Prélude (Bauyn Manuscript)
Rameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764)Pièces de clavecin (Selection)
Couperin, François (1668-1733)Second livre de pieces de clavecin (Selection)
Balbastre, Claude (1727-1799)La Lugeac (Gigue)
Performers
Pierre HantaïHarpsichord

‘Spectacular… Hantaï, a pupil of Gustav Leonhardt, is a great virtuoso,’ is how NRC characterised the French harpsichordist. In this recital he opens the treasure trove of the French Baroque, in which the creations of Couperin, Rameau and Balbastre glitter like gold. He is able to conjure a dazzling array of colours from his instrument, from silver caresses to ‘lashing hailstorms of pure notes’.

The concert lasts an hour and there is no intermission.

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