21 April 2009

Concert: 20 March 2009

Bach to the Futue: The Baroque Avant-Garde 

Exploring the world was not new to those living in the Age of Enlightenment. The world of music was no different. For baroque music, beginning with the Seconda Pratica of Claudio Monteverdi, the Camerata of Vicenzo Galilei, and the stile moderno of Giulio Caccini, musicians have always been interested in creating new things that break from the “party line” and give their music a unique character. After all of the music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Friderick Handel, and Georg Philipp Telemann, what else could the younger generation, composers such as Johann Philipp Kirnberger and CPE Bach, do but push the envelope of tradition? And after John Dowland, what else could Johannes Hieronymous Kapsberger do as a lute composer?

Join The Baroque Northwest Trio (Kim Pineda, Ronnee Fullerton, and Gus Denhard) as we explore the outer limits of baroque music, with special guest Bernard Gordillo, harpsichord. Music by Johann Philipp Kirnberger, CPE Bach, Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, and Johann Sebastian Bach. 


Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Sonata in D, Op. 2, No. VIII

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Solo a Viola da Gamba e Basso, H. 557 (C major)

CPE Bach
Sonata in g, H 542.5
(Formerly attributed to JS Bach, BWV 1020)


 Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (c. 1580 – 1651)
Toccata and Gagliarda (1611)

Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721-1783)
Sonata in G, from the Giedde Collection, Copenhagen

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Trio Sonata in G, BWV 1039/1027

The players:
Kim Pineda, Transverse flute
Ronnee Fullerton, Viola da gamba
August Denhard, Theorbo and Lute
Bernard Gordillo, Harpsichord