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Some forthcoming Australian concerts and performances featuring the harpsichord:

Australian Chamber Orchestra - Bach

Cellist from Australian Chamber Orchestra

When it comes to dynasties of musicians and composers, the Bach family is one of the most remarkable, crowned of course by the mighty Johann Sebastian. However, his forebears were more than competent at their trade as this concert demonstrates, while his two most prominent sons - Carl Phillip Emanuel and Johann Christian - explored new paths towards the ‘storm and stress’ style and Haydn and the rococo style and Mozart respectively

It was no surprise that when White Hat compiled our list top 100 concertos, J. S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins came out as number 1. Not even the best efforts of generations of juvenile violin students have been able to destroy this work. Imagine then how it shines when played by some of Australia's finest - the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Richard Tognetti (Director) and Anna Dowsley (Principal Violin) as violin soloists. Other fine soloists include Anna Dowsley (mezzo-soprano), Helena Rathbone (violin),  Erin Helyard (harpsichord & fortepiano) and Timo-Veikko Valve (cello) in C. P. E. Bach’s virtuoistic Cello Concerto.

  • J. L. Bach Suite in G major: Overture
  • H. Bach Sonata à 5 in F major
  • J. C. Bach Meine Freundin, du bist schön: Ciaconna “Mein Freund is Mein”
  • J. S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV1043 (one of White Hat's Top 100 Concerti)
  • J. S. Bach Cantata “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” BWV54: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde”
  • J. S. Bach Cantata “Ich habe genug”, BWV82: “Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen”
  • Mozart (after J. C. Bach) Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414: II. Andante
  • J. C. F. Bach Sinfonia in D minor: I. Allegro
  • J. C. F. Bach Die Amerikanerin: “Mein Herz fleucht ihr entgegen”
  • C. P. E. Bach Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172

Melbourne - Melbourne Recital Centre - Sat 18 Jun 7.30pm; Mon 20 Jun 7.30pm
MelbourneArts Centre Melbourne - Sun 19 Jun 2.30pm
Adelaide - Adelaide Town Hall - Tue 21 Jun 7.30pm
Perth - Perth Concert Hall - Wed 22 Jun 7.30pm
Sydney - City Recital Hall - Sat 25 Jun 7pm; Sun 26 Jun 2pm; Tue 28 Jun 8pm; Wed 29 Jun 7pm
Canberra - Llewellyn Hall - Mon 27 Jun 8pm
Sydney - Pier 2/3, The Neilson - Fri 29 Jul 1pm - Relaxed Performance

Pricing and online ticket sales available on Australian Chamber Orchestra website



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Selected harpsichord sheet music:

Harpsichord Music - sheet music for harpsichord

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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Ralph Kirkpatrick. BWV 988. Collection for solo piano (or harpsichord). 83 pages. Published by G. Schirmer, Inc.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Six partitas BWV 825-830  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Rudolph Steglich. Collection for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. With introductory text, performance notes and fingerings. Urtext edition-paper bound. 120 pages. Published by G. Henle.
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    George Frideric Handel: Aria Con Variazioni - Trumpet/Piano  (From 5th Harpsichord Suite) Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), arranged by R. Bernard Fitzgerald. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out trumpet part) for Bb trumpet (cornet) and piano. With solo part, piano accompaniment and introductory text. F Major. 11 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach: The Most Beautiful Oboe Solos From The Church Cantatas, BWV 12, 21, 76, 156, 249  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Mark Biggam. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out oboe part) for oboe and keyboard (organ, harpsichord, piano). 23 pages. Published by Baerenreiter-Ausgaben (German import).
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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Rudolf Steglich. Single piece for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. With introductory text. Urtext edition-paper bound. 19 pages. Published by G. Henle.
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    Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano sonata C minor - Op. 13 [Grande Sonate Pathetique]  Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), edited by Bertha Antonia Wallner. Single piece for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Urtext edition-paper bound. 19 pages. Published by G. Henle.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Little Preludes and Fughettas  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Rudolph Steglich. Collection for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. With introductory text and performance notes. Urtext edition-paper bound. 59 pages. Published by G. Henle.
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    The New Pageants for Piano, Introductory Book 1  (A Method of Progressive Pieces for the Early Years) Written by Donald Waxman. Instructional book for piano. 36 pages. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites BWV 806-811  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Rudolph Steglich. Collection for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. With introductory text and performance notes. Urtext edition-paper bound. 115 pages. Published by G. Henle.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg variations BWV 988  Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), edited by Rudolf Steglich. Collection for Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. With introductory text and performance notes. Urtext edition-paper bound. 62 pages. Published by G. Henle.
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