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A new series of 2017 events for the Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble will be listed soon, along with some further harpsichord duet events, including a summer visit to Jesus College Chapel, one of our favourite venues.
The next recital programme (St Edmund's College, on Saturday) is of Renaissance and Baroque music for two harpsichords from Italy; not a period where the leading composers were writing much for solo (or duet) keyboard, so the offerings include mainly unfamiliar names like Piazza, Giussani and...
The two-harpsichord improvisation from 2013 I put up on www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v52W-l-9Pc has now exceeded 100 views surprisingly! it's based on a twelve-note serial ground, but is otherwise freely structured. As is the way of these things, the version in that afternoon's rehearsal was much...
The National Early Music Association's Cambridge conference in September will be on 'Early Keyboard Instruments - Repertoire, Use and Design'. All welcome - details at nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/
The next Fitzwilliam Virginal Book concert is in Christ's College Chapel next Saturday, and features liturgical and cantus firmus works by John Bull, including the In Nomine in 11/4.
The first NEMA Newsletter contains an interview with Peter Holman, articles by Christopher Page, Claudio di Veroli, Mark Windisch and Alexander Blustin, and a full listings section, with Composer anniversaries, News, Obituaries, Early Music Fora events, Publications, Research reports, Conferences...
New duet photos added at harpsichordduo.webnode.com/gallery/
Work is underway on a complete edition of keyboard duets by the Bach family (J. S., W. F., C. P. E. and J. C.), to be published later this year, for harpsichord, clavichord or fortepiano.
On Sunday evening Dan and I had our first outing with two (not quite matched) clavichords, playing music by Bach and his pupils (W. F. Bach, C. P. E. Bach and J. G. Muthel), in the atmospheric surroundings of the Darwin family saloon that is now part of Darwin College, Cambridge, and looked over by...
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