Ave Atque Vale: Hail & Farewell

January 5, 2022, 10:00 pm

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As 2022 begins, we remember the life and work of three classical artists who died in the year 2021. Each, in his or her own way, was dedicated to the performance and diffusion of early music: violinist Jeanne Lamon, pianist Nelson Freire, and harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper. We laud them tonight and say Ave atque vale — hail and farewell, with this modest appreciation of their artistry and contributions to the world of early music.

Recordings used in tonight’s program come from WFMT’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library.


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Le temple de la gloire
Tafelmusik; Jeanne Lamon, director
Tafelmusik Media TMK-1012-CD

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
English Suite No. 3 in g minor, BWV 808
Nelsen Freire, piano
Decca 4788449

Johann Sebastian Bach
Flute Sonata in E-Flat, BWV 1031
– Siciliano
Paula Robison, flute; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord
Vanguard SVC-70/71 (2)