Music Before 1800: Peter Sykes
June 6, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on June 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Byways and Backwaters: German Harpsichord Music Not by J. S. Bach
World-renowned and versatile keyboardist Peter Sykes has come up with a twist on the ubiquitous Bach recital. He will play sonatas and suites in fashionable French or Italian style by Bach’s contemporaries, Graupner, Mattheson, Marpurg, and others—some better known than Bach was in his time. Pieces by Bach’s teacher, Georg Böhm, and his favorite student, Johann Ludwig Krebs, open and close the program.
“Sykes … is a monster harpsichordist—bold, imaginative, and, considering the risks he takes, amazingly accurate…. He has the courage to play really slowly, and to suspend something out into infinity…. And when he attacks something, … it’s like the Charge of the Light Brigade.”—Boston Globe
Estimated run time: 60 minutes, no intermission.
The virtual version of the program will premiere at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021, followed by a live Q&A online, and will remain available on demand until mid-July.
Tickets will go on sale in January 2021