When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?
“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)
We’re headed into the 19th century with Hummel piano concertos, recorded for the first time on period instruments by Solamente Naturali.
We’re touring Vienna, with works by Haydn and Beethoven performed on period instruments, instrumental sonatas by Schmelzer and a groundbreaking opera by Gluck.
Chamber music by two of Bach’s sons: Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.
I sat down with Jacques earlier this spring to discuss his latest projects and some of his favorite recordings.
This week, music from one of the many Bach children.
Concerts from the 2009 Bloomington Early Music Festival, including performances by Hesperus, fortepianist Shuann Chai, ensemble L'AURA, and Chatham Baroque.
A look at recordings with fortepianists Susan Alexander-Max (Naxos) and David Owen Norris (Avie).