Carnegie Hall Presents

Early Music Instrumental

Hear the instrumental music of the Renaissance and Baroque as audiences did when it was first composed. Elite musicians in the vanguard of the historically informed performance movement reveal the beauty and color of great masters before the time of Bach in the intimate setting of Weill Recital Hall. World-renowned gambist Jordi Savall performs a solo recital, viol consort Fretwork plays the intimate music of early English composers, and acclaimed harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout shows why he’s one of the great keyboardists of our day. Join us after each of the concerts on this series for Salon Encores, a salon-style reception where you can enjoy drinks and merriment with fellow audience members and occasionally the evening’s artists.

Jordi Savall

Fretwork

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Jordi Savall

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, April 13, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Jordi Savall, Viola da Gamba

Program

Program to include works by Jean de Sainte-Colombe, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe le fils, Le Sieur de Machy, Marin Marais, and others
Some of the most passionate and personal music of the Baroque was written by French composers who played the viola da gamba. The instrument and music by two of its greatest practitioners, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe and Marin Marais, will be featured along with other French masters. Cited for his “soulful sound and seamless phrasing” (The New York Times), Jordi Savall performs this gorgeous music.

Part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Fantaisie en mi mineur (Arr. Jordi Savall after Mr. de Sainte Colombe le fils)


Jordi Savall, Viola da Gamba
Aliavox

Fretwork

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, April 20, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Fretwork
·· Asako Morikawa, Viol
·· Richard Boothby, Viol
·· Reiko Ichise, Viol
·· Richard Tunnicliffe, Viol

Program

TAVERNER In Nomine
CORNYSHE "Fa la sol"
TYE "Sit Fast"
PARSONS In Nomine No. 3
A. FERRABOSCO I "A Fancy"
BYRD Fantasia in D Minor, No. 1
BYRD In Nomine
GIBBONS Fantasia No. 8, MB. 14
GIBBONS In Nomine No. 1
PARSONS "Ut re me fa sol"
LOCKE Suite No. 3 in F Major
J. JENKINS Fantasy No. 7 in C Minor
J. JENKINS Fantasy No. 5 in F Major
PURCELL Fantasy No. 7 in C Minor, Z. 738
PURCELL Fantasy No. 12 in D Minor, Z. 743
PURCELL Fantasy No. 11 in G Major, Z. 742
The 17th century was a golden age of English music for multiple viols as composers wove together intricate strands of melody in compositions both intimate and expressive. The inventive fantasies of Purcell and others, along with stunning "In Nomine" settings—instrumental compositions based on a chant melody—were masterpieces of the genre. Fretwork, “the finest viol consort on the planet” (London Evening Standard), plays this resplendent music.

Part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Purcell's Fantasy No. 8 in D Minor


Fretwork
Harmonia Mundi

Kristian Bezuidenhout

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kristian Bezuidenhout, Harpsichord

Program

WECKMANN Toccata in E Minor
PURCELL Prelude from Suite in G Minor, Z. 661
PURCELL Almand from Suite in G Minor, Z. 661
PURCELL Rondeau Minuet from The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597
PURCELL Round O from Abdelazer
PURCELL Ground in C Minor, Z. D221
MUFFAT Passacaglia from Apparatus musico-organisticus
L. COUPERIN Prélude from Suite in C Major
RITTER Suite in C Minor from Möller Manuscript
L. COUPERIN Passacaille in C Major
FROBERGER Tombeau in C Minor, FbWV 632
BACH Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
Keyboard master Kristian Bezuidenhout brings intelligence, wit, and subtlety to the extraordinary range of music for harpsichord. The Boston Globe called him, “a vigorously intelligent musician, well equipped with the technique to back up some extraordinary new ideas about old music,” and said, “Bezuidenhout played with vigor, variety, and color: extraordinary ... and immensely expressive.”

Part of Salon Encores.