Andreas Staier: Pour passer la mélancolie

August 1, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Woman at the harpsichord
Woman at the harpsichord

The renowned keyboardist Andreas Staier presents a survey of early French baroque music for the harpsichord and its adaptation by Johann Sebastian Bach. Mr. Staier’s program, entitled Pour passer la mélancolie takes its name from his Gramophone award-winning recording of 2013. Tonight’s Baroque&Before was recorded live in concert in London’s Wigmore Hall.


Jean Henry d’Anglebert (c. 1628-1691)
Pièces de Clavecin, Première Suite in G (1689)
(Prélude, Chaconne Rondeau)

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Excerpts from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
(Contrapunctus V, Contrapunctus VI per diminutionem in stylo francese)

François Couperin (1668-1773)
L’Art de toucher le clavecin (1716)
(Prelude No. 7 in B flat)

Excerpts from 6ème Ordre, Pièces de clavecin, Book II (1717)
(Les Moissonneurs, Le Gazoüillement, La Bersan, Les Bergeries. Rondeau, Les Baricades mistérieuses

J.S. Bach
Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828
French Suite #5, BWV 816

Andreas Staier, harpsichord

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before: Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123