Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pick of the Day: Trevor Pinnock at Christ Church Cathedral

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 5:06 AM

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Trevor Pinnock Solo Harpsichord Recital
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway
When: 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 30

Early-music pioneer Trevor Pinnock gives a harpsichord recital at Christ Church Cathedral, in one of just four U.S. appearances this year. Pinnock is probably best known as founder and longtime director of The English Concert, whose compelling period-instrument recordings of Bach and Handel in the 1970s and ’80s became staples of classical public radio and helped bring once-controversial “historically informed” performance practices into the mainstream. Pinnock's program will range widely through the harpsichord repertoire — Elizabethan works from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, high Baroque masterpieces by Bach and Handel, and music of Johann Froberger, François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Domenico Scarlatti. Sure, you could head up to the Library of Congress to hear this early-music icon, but parking should be easier on Broadway. Pinnock's concert is presented as part of Christ Church's performing arts series “Sacred Space for the City.”

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