Saturday, 04. June 2022 12:00 Handel House

Lunchtime concert I: The Young Handel and His Models

Works by G. Frescobaldi, T. Merula, J. J. Froberger, J. K. Kerll, J. Pachelbel, D. Buxtehude, J. Krieger, F. W. Zachow and G. F. Handel

Soloist: Zsombor Tóth-Vajna (harpsichord)

Please note the current pandemic-related access restrictions, if applicable. Wearing a mouth-nose protection is recommended.

Tickets:
admission free 
unnumbered seating  

Wherever music from the Baroque period is heard, the harpsichord is usually not far away. Its festive sound characterises an entire musical era. The focus of this lunchtime concert is on historical keyboard instruments from the Handel House Foundation’s collection. As a youth, Handel had the benefit of music lessons from the best musician in Halle at the time, the Marktkirche organist, F. W. Zachow (1663–1712). Zachow not only initiated him into the church music tradition of Central Germany but also into a variety of European national styles, which Handel later worked into a masterful synthesis his compositions. It is well known that Handel was a real virtuoso on the harpsichord; he established his reputation and career as a soloist on that instrument.

It is the fascination of the intimate genre of keyboard playing that inspires Zsombor Tóth-Vajna. This renowned harpsichordist is a composer, a specialist of historically informed performance practice and historical keyboard instruments.

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