Music Before 1800: Martin Bernstein & Justin Taylor
June 27, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The prizewinning virtuosos Martin Bernstein, recorders, and Justin Taylor, harpsichord, will perform a century of French Baroque chamber and solo keyboard works that mesh the instrumental timbres to perfection. Intimate conversations emerge when the keyboard’s left and right hands or the treble and bass of the two instruments are joined together. Music ranges from a fantasie by Louis Couperin to a sonata by François Francœur.
“Bernstein created one of the second half’s high points when he played a solo—a melody with five variations for soprano recorder and harp…. His exceptionally melodious recorder produced a sweet, lovely interlude in a set devoted to six arrangements of a popular French song.”—Broad Street Review
“The young Frenchman Justin Taylor … asserted himself with a clear, brilliant, dynamic way of playing, ever in motion, ever inventive. The piece … underscored his exceptional control of sound … and running through the entire performance, a very personal kind of dramatization.”—La Libre Belgique
Estimated run time: 60 minutes, no intermission.
The virtual version of the program will premiere at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2021, followed by a live Q&A online, and will remain available on demand until mid-July.