A Wanda Landowska Tribute
World renowned Polish harpsichordist Wadysaw Kosiewicz plays works by Johann Jakob Froberger, Louis Couperin and Francois Couperin.
The harpsichord was one of the most popular Baroque keyboard instruments. Its plucked strings have a rich sound, whose clarity informs the complex contrapuntal texture of Baroque music. Almost every baroque composer wrote for the harpsichord! The 17th century keyboard virtuoso Johann Jakob Froberger was the first composer writing titled, descriptive pieces for the harpsichord. He influenced his contemporaries, among them the French composer Louis Couperin and his famous nephew, Francois Couperin. The harpsichord suffered a long period of neglect through all of the 19th century. It was brought back to the concert platform by the visionary performer Wanda Landowska (1879-1959), who lived for some time in Lakeville, CT. This concert honors her legacy.
This concert is funded in part by Narol Enterprise and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Trinity Church Lime Rock (View)
484 Lime Rock Rd.
Lakeville, CT 06039
|Minimum Age: 4|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|