Eric Lussier, virtuoso harpsichordist, returns! Doris Dungan, flute, with string ensemble perform C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor; W.F. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in E minor; C.P.E. Bach: Wurttemburg Sonata in A minor (harpsichord solo); Johann Christian Bach: Queen Charlotte Concerto in D major (with God Save the Queen variations at the end).
Our 32nd season opens joyfully with the charismatic virtuoso harpsichordist Eric Lussier of Winnipeg. He returns as featured soloist in a programme of music by the “Sons of Bach”, namely, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, and Johann Christian Bach, who were composers in their own rights, each with a unique musical style, clearly differentiated from that of their father. Bach’s three sons provide the stylistic transition from the Baroque to the classical style of Haydn and Mozart. Lussier has been praised for his “music-making of great eloquence” and for his “astonishing and effortless virtuosity”, and will play two concertos and one sonata. Also on the programme is a C.P.E. Bach flute concerto, played by Consortium’s Doris Dungan, who has performed with us regularly since 1981. The accompaniment is provided by our core group of string players, who look for to Lussier’s stylistic insights and coaching, which will provide them with an invaluable, in-depth educational experience.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in D minor, Wq. 22, for flute, strings and continuo
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Concerto in E minor for harpsichord and strings
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Württemburg Sonata in A minor for solo harpsichord, Wq. 49:1
Johann Christian Bach: Queen Charlotte Concerto in D major, Op. 1 No. 6, for harpsichord and strings
Harpsichordist Eric Lussier will be giving a dynamic presentation/workshop/master class on keyboard music of the sons of Bach, using both piano and harpsichord. Energetic, entertaining, and enlightening, this event is open to students, teachers, musicians, and the general public. No charge for admission; everyone welcome. Co-sponsored by the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Lakehead University Department of Music, and Consortium Aurora Borealis.
Music for two sopranos, two violins, theorbo, cello and harpsichord, with Toronto special guests Michele DeBoer, Dawn Bailey and Lucas Harris. Stunning sonorities, sacred and secular, passionate and playful. 17th-century Italian works by Monteverdi, Biagio Marini, Uccellini, etc.