This Summer on August 20th-25th I’ll be giving a harpsichord masterclass in the beautiful Sacro Monte di Varallo, Italy. Feel free to contact the Associazione Musicale Musicaround for any organisational details!
Harpsichord Music in the 17th Century
The harpsichord music has experienced in the seventeenth century perhaps its most interesting age. It brought up stylus phantasticus to its highest peak and it opened a wider horizon in many respects. In the 17th C. harpsichord music, we are able to observe the glorious age of the Italian music and the growth of later French and German music styles, which we will trace further in the work of later composers as J. S. Bach.
The choice of repertory is free. However, in this masterclass we will concentrate on the musical universe of Johann Jakob Froberger, Louis Couperin, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Dietrich Buxtehude.
Due to the viola da gamba masterclass by Paolo Pandolfo taking part in the same period, we also have the opportunity to work on the sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord by J.S. Bach.
This masterclass is aimed at historical keyboard instrument players: students, professional and non-professional musicians. A fair level of keyboard playing skills and a brief theoretical knowledge of the Early Baroque music is requested. Languages: English, German.
a few (of the very many) nice memories I’ll keep from Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival 2012:
© Jonas Niederstadt
I am happy to be featured also in a non Early-Music (or Classical) magazine. Thank you Christoph Kutzer for your wonderful words!
Also, a few days ago, my CD has been featured on WDR3. The review can be listened on demand here (German only).
I have included more press about “FROBERGER Suites & Toccatas” on the “Press” page. For updates feel free to check my tweets and my facebook fanpage.
Stay, O Sweet, and do not rise;
The light that shines comes from thine eyes;
The day breaks not, it is my heart,
Because that you and I must part.
Stay, or else my joys will die,
And perish in their infancy.
General rehearsal for “LEBENSBILDER” (“Lifetime Images”), Ensemble LUXURIANS, a music & poetry project feat. “Iris” by Albrecht Dürer, with works by Dowland, Sweelinck, Shakespeare, Donne and others.
Photos by Jonas Niederstadt.
The official website of harpsichord
player and teacher Alina Rotaru