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Servir Antico and Benjamin Alard live

tue 8 may 2018
Theme: Early Music

In Concertzender Live on Thursday 10th May two recordings from the Early Music Festival 2017 : Servir Antico with ‘Utopia, of de wereld op z’n kop’ and Benjamin Alard plays from the Clavier-Übung van Bach.

Utopia, of de wereld op z’n kop
The Tudor-composer Robert Fayrfax and  philosopher Thomas More had the same social criticism and future dreams. Fayrfax wrote innovative music, More created a paper Utopia and ended behind bars.
Servir Antico tell the story of their soul’s journey between dream and raw reality.
Servir Antico consists of: María Cristina Kiehr, soprano. Tore Tom Denys, tenor. Baptiste Romain, violin. Orí Harmelin, lute. Caroline Ritchie, vihuela d’arco. Catalina Vicens, organetto and organ (see photo above)

Clavier-Übung
On Sunday 27th August 2017 the French harpischordist/organist Benjamin Alard played his second festival concert with the whole Clavier-Übung by Johann Sebastian Bach.
He played this concert on a Flemish harpischord with two manuals.

Benjamin Alard in Lutherse Kerk, Utrecht

In the French overture and the Italians concerto from Clavier-Übung II the double keyboard creates what is essentially orchestral music, convincing even on one instrument .
And from Clavier-Übung III Benjamin Alard plays the two manual setting of the choral prelude “Allein gott in der Höh sei Ehr”.

Broadcasts:

  • Thursday 10th May 2018, 20.00 – 22.00
  • Friday 18th May 2018, 15.00 – 17.00

 

Here’s the playlist in the guide.

 

Photo: Catalina Vicens (foto: Martin Chiang)