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Scarlatti and the Golden Age of the Harpsichord

byron schenkmanWe celebrate the release of Byron Schenkman's new Scarlatti CD with this program of virtuoso harpsichord music from the High Baroque, including luscious suites by Boismortier, Couperin, and Duphly, interspersed with flamboyant sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Schenkman's playing has been described as "dazzling" in American Record Guide, and Early Music Review (UK) exclaims that "Schenkman's playing is exemplary... In a very crowded field, this Scarlatti recording sticks out for the intelligence and bravura of the playing."

Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 pm
St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
522 West End Avenue at West 87th Street
Manhattan

Front seating ~ $45
General seating ~ $30
Students (with ID) ~ $15
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PROGRAM

François Couperin: Two Pieces from Book III
(1668-1733)

     Les Grace Incomparables ou La Conti
     L’Hymen-Amour

Domenico Scarlatti: Two Sonatas
(1685-1757)

     K. 238 in F Minor
     K. 239 in F Minor

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier: Suite in G Minor
(1689-1755)

     Rondeau “La Serenissime”
     Courante “La Galloise”
     Rondeau “La Rustique”
     Gigue “La Choquante”

Domenico Scarlatti: Four Sonatas

     K. 208 in A Major
     K. 209 in A Major
     K. 501 in C Major
     K. 502 in C Major

Intermission

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sarabande in G Major
(1665-1729)

Jacques DuPhly: Suite in D Major
(1715-1789)

     La Victoire
     La De Villeroy
     La Felix
     La De Vatre

Domenico Scarlatti: Three Sonatas

     K. 248 in B-flat Major
     K. 99 in C Minor
     K. 100 in C Major


BYRON SCHENKMAN believes in the power of music to bring people together for healing and joy. By the time he went to his first music camp at the age of eleven, Byron knew that playing chamber music would be an important part of his life’s work. He has since been a founding member of several ensembles, including the Seattle Baroque Orchestra which he codirected until 2013. In addition to performing live on piano, harpsichord, and fortepiano, Byron can be heard on more than forty CDs, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum, Vermillion, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music "for outstanding achievement in the field of early music," Byron was voted “Best Classical Instrumentalist” by the readers of Seattle Weekly, and his piano playing has been described in The New York Times as "sparkling," "elegant," and "insightful." A graduate of the New England Conservatory and Indiana University, Byron currently teaches music history at Seattle University, and has been a guest lecturer in harpsichord and fortepiano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. www.byronschenkman.com

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