Photo by Yuko Inoue
Dear friends of music,
This Saturday you will hear a very special concert by the harpsichordist Ketil Haugsand! He gained notoriety as a student of the legendary harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt and later as a professor for the harpsichord at the University of Music and Dance Cologne. He has received international acclaim for his CD recordings of Jean-Babtiste Antoine Forqueray, Louis Marchand, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Carlos Seixas, Joao Sousa Carvalho and many others, but especially for his recordings of the piano exercises I, II and IV (the so-called “Goldberg variations”) by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Louis Marchand (1669 – 1732)
Suite ré mineur – du 1ére livre (1702)
– 1ére Courante
– 2e Courante
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Piéces de Clavecin
– La Joyeuse (1724)
– L’entretien des Muses
– Les Tourbillons
– Les Triolets (1728)
– La Dauphine (1747)
Jean-Babtisete Antoine Forqueray (1699 – 1782)
Piéces de Viole mises en piéces de Clavecin (1745)
– La Angrave
– La du Vaucel
– La Morangis ou La Plissay
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964
– Fuga, Allegro
Harpsichord built by Martin Skowroneck, Bremen, 1985 – after German models around 1720
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KETIL HAUGSAND, professor emeritus of harpsichord at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, counts as one of the important harpsichordists and Early Music personalities of today – appearing in several prestigious festivals and concert series in most European countries, U.S.A. Israel and in the Far East, both as recitalist, in chamber music, soloist, or conductor from the harpsichord, with the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Arte Real Ensemble and at the Komischer Oper Berlin. Important chamber music partners have been i.e., Laurence Dreyfus, Wieland Kuijken, Richard Gwilt, Peter Holtslag, Jill Feldman, Rainer Zipperling and several others.
His recordings on CD with works by Jean-Babtiste Antoine Forqueray, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Louis Marchand, Carlos Seixas, João Sousa Carvalho and others, for Simax Classics, Virgin Veritas and Linn Records have won significant international acclaim – and his interpretations of the Clavierübungen by J.S. Bach, especially the Goldberg Variations, have been singled out as highly original and outstanding landmark performances. Released on Simax Classics last year were the six English Suites by Bach and in the spring of 2014, a complete recording of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pieces de Clavecin.
The Norwegian born musician studied with Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he was awarded the coveted Prix d’Excellence in 1975. Later he was laureate at international harpsichord competitions in Paris and Brûges and held position as harpsichord and chamber music professor at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, in Oslo, between 1974 and 1995.
Prof. Haugsand is a highly demanded harpsichord teacher, one of the most experienced in the academic field, gives regularly summer courses in Norway and Italy – and is frequently invited as jury member at international harpsichord competitions.
I am looking forward to your visit!
Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!
Current exhibition by Aleksandr Reznichenko with “Symbolism / Art Nouveau of Ukraine”
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn