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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: https://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...
A great pleasure last Saturday to perform music by Tallis (consort, keyboard and vocal) at Waltham Abbey, where he was Organist some five centuries ago. We finished with Byrd's lament on his teacher's death, 'Ye Sacred Muses'.
Four new concerts now listed for 2017 at francis-knights.webnode.com/future-concerts/, including Tallis at Waltham Abbey.
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