CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Monday, February 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Richard Egarr

Weill Recital Hall
Both Bach and Handel—two Baroque giants—were virtuosos and master improvisers, but Handel’s keyboard music has been eclipsed by his other works. In his E-Minor Suite, Handel spins tightly intertwined melodic lines before releasing a storm of notes in an energetic closing Gigue. Bach’s partitas and French suites have been touchstones for keyboardists for centuries. While they follow the conventions of the Baroque dance suite, he raised this form to its highest level with brilliant flights of invention and inspired melodies.

Part of Salon Encores.

Performers

  • Richard Egarr, Harpsichord

Program

  • BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major
  • BACH Partita No. 6 in E Minor
  • BACH Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major
  • HANDEL Suite No. 3 in D Minor

Audio

Bach's French Suite No. 5 in G (Gavotte)
Richard Egarr, Harpsichord
EMI

This performance is part of Early Music in Weill Recital Hall.

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