Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016 at 8 PM

Photo: Andreas Staier

photo credit: Josep Molina

Coolidge Auditorium

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The brilliant harpsichordist and pianist Andreas Staier takes a scholar’s pleasure in unique and creative projects designed around themes like “Hamburg 1734” and “Delight in Disorder.” His program contemplates the concept of melancholy in music from 17th-century France and Germany. “…Meditative spaces open, symbolizing silence, emptiness or solitude…,” the artist writes. “Even the sound of a single note on the harpsichord as it decays can remind one of the transience of all earthly things. This was what the Antwerp harpsichord builder Andreas Ruckers meant when he placed on several of his instruments the inscription Sic transit Gloria mundi (Thus passes the glory of the world).”

FROBERGER               

Suite XXX:
Plainte faite à Londres pour passer la Mélancholie, laquelle se joue lentement avec discrétion;
   Courante
   Sarabande
   Gigue

D’ANGLEBERT            

from Pièces de Claveçin…Livre premier (1689):
Fugue grave pour l’Orgue. Fort lentement

FISCHER      

from the suite Urania from Musicalischer Parnassus:
  
Toccata
   Passacaglia 

L. COUPERIN       

Prélude
Allemande grave
Courante
Sarabande
Chaconne
Tombeau de Mr. de Blancrocher

D’ANGLEBERT

from Pièces de Claveçin…Livre premier (1689):
   Prélude
   Tombeau de Mr. de Chambonnières. Fort lentement
   Chaconne Rondeau

FISCHER 

from Ariadne Musica (1702):
   Ricercar pro Tempore Quadragesimae super Initium    Cantilenae: Da Jesus an dem Creutze stund

CLÉRAMBAULT

from 1er Livre de Pièces de Claveçin (1704):
   Prélude. Fort tenrement
   Allemande. Lentement
   Courante
   Sarabande grave
   Gigue. Vite

MUFFAT

from Apparatus Musico-Organisticus (1690):     
    Passacaglia

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
with the Artist