The versatile keyboardist Benjamin Alard will put his flexibility on display in a rare encounter with Wanda Landowska's Challis clavichord.
This intimate performance will include works that take advantage of the clavichord's special qualities of touch and sound. Although a quieter instrument than the harpsichord, the clavichord allows the performer to continue to influence the sound after striking a key, offering a universe of possibilities to the sensitive keyboardist. Alard's program will offer the chance to hear a varied program of dramatic music on a seldom heard instrument; a special gift to us from this compelling artist.
Alard will return to the stage on Friday, Dec. 2 for a performance of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier on harpsichord.
There will be no pre-concert talk for this event.
HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN (attr.)
Lachrymae Pavan after John Dowland
JOHAN JAKOB FROBERGER
Toccata II in D minor
Partita no. 4 in D major, BWV 828
12 Variations über die Folies d'Espagne, H.263