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Left Coast Chamber Ensemble 3: Harpsichord Redux
Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial Building
San Francisco, CA
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Left Coast Chamber Ensemble 3: Harpsichord Redux
Harpsichord Redux
A marvelous instrument, the harpsichord provided both structure and ornament to music in the Baroque era. It was supplanted almost entirely by the more powerful fortepiano for a time, but advocates like Wanda Landowska, a harpsichord virtuoso, helped establish the instrument's place in modern musical life. Left Coast showcases the harpsichord's many possibilities, beginning with Bach's G major Trio Sonata--a piece unsurpassed in beauty in the centuries since it was written--and Ligeti's brief solo works, which are maddening, hilarious and ecstatic all at once. We are excited to present works by two Bay Area composers: Tamper Resistant Dan Becker and a world premiere by Eric Zivian, as well as the harpsichord concerto written by Manuel de Falla for Landowska.  Eric Zivian and guest artist Katherine Heater are the featured harpsichordists.

J.S. Bach, Trio Sonata in G Major BWV 1039
Dan Becker, Tamper Resistant for harpsichord and chamber ensemble
Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian Rock
Gyorgy Ligeti, Continuum
Eric Zivian, NEW WORK, for harpsichord and chamber ensemble WORLD PREMIERE
Manuel de Falla, Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Ensemble



Green Room, San Francisco War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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