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It's been a very busy few weeks, with more to come. The NEMA early keyboard conference nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/ went off very well indeed, with some excellent papers. After the C.P.E. Bach fortepiano recital in August, I've been learning two programmes for next weekend: one of new...
After CPE Bach on the fortepiano on Sunday week, the next programme will be part of a CNM recital of (mostly) world premieres, for a project involving the application of mathematical technique to the structuring of music. For more details see...
The second recital from the Well-Tempered Clavier is done (Book 1), which means that the next one, very early in 2018, will include all the Preludes & Fugues in flats. Before then, I have recitals of C.P.E. Bach (fortepiano), Farnaby (virginals), Howells (clavichord) and contemporary American...
The online catalogue of repertoire for two early keyboards has been updated at harpsichordduo.webnode.com/
Next on the agenda for composer anniversary projects now that Telemann telemann2017.webnode.com/ is done, it's Francois Couperin's turn in 2018 couperin2018.webnode.com/. We're still finalizing the list of players, and it looks as though we'll need at least a dozen players - harpsichord,...
Some re-ordering has taken place in the workshop, so I can carry on a with a few overdue projects (the first tool required is a duster!). First off, requilling a Walnut Ridolfi copy, then regulating a Flemish single, after that building a traditional-style case for an electronic chamber organ.
Speakers are now confirmed for NEMA's September conference - looks like a very good and varied menu: http://nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/programme/
As Dan's fortepiano has now been moved into his new workshop, I've moved the August Farnaby recital to the autumn and will use that date for a C.P.E. Bach recital on fortepiano instead - it will be the first time I've done a full fortepiano concert. Also in progress at the moment are Book 1 of the...
As there have been a couple of premieres this year, I'm adding a Compositions page, which I'll fill up with a list of works soon.
Now the 'Bach and the Italian Concerto' programe at Jesus College is done, and the Telemann Festival (website updated with some event pictures at telemann2017.webnode.com/photogallery/), it's time to move back to the Bach and Fitzwilliam Virginal Book projects. Coming up next this summer: '48' Book...
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