Here is a recording made some years ago of the Amoureusement from Francesco Geminiani’s Pièces de clavecin (London, 1743), arranged by the composer from his violin sonata, Opus 4, number 8: The harpsichord was built by Jacobus & Abraham Kirckmann, London, 1772, The recording was made at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur de Montréal. Video realisation by Benoît Beaupré.
I got to host CBC’s This Is My Music for the show on October 12, 10AM to 12 noon. The show is available online at https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-382-this-is-my-music. This is the soundtrack of my life: There is music by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, Bach and Stravinsky, and of course, Frank Zappa.
Leaf Music will release a new recording of Bach’s Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (BWV 1014–1019) performed by Mark Fewer and Hank Knox on September 15, 2017. Here is a short trailer for the recording:
First up: Four solo harpsichord concerts in Nova Scotia for Musique Royale July 11-14. Hank will be in Tatamagouche, Wolfville, Chester and Blue Rocks. The programme will include works by Handel, Scarlatti, Bach, Duphly and Frescobaldi. For more details, visit http://musiqueroyale.com.
Here are a couple of previews of the Schulich School of Music’s production of Handel’s Rodelinda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBBiNZiDtMg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z90xe16YghQ’ Both clips are by Anne Kostalas. Enjoy!