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268 Gavin BlackA selection of keyboard music of Frescobaldi played on an anonymous seventeenth-century harpsichord. The program is balanced: two longish pieces and groups of shorter works, some dance-based, some contrapuntal, some in toccata form. The audience will be invited to look over or try out the instrument, as time permits.

Gavin Black is Director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center, where he teaches harpsichord, clavichord, organ, and continuo playing. He has recorded organ and harpsichord music of Bach, Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Pachelbel, and others for MHS, PGM, and Centaur. He is an active recitalist mainly in the Northeast.

Gavin Black, harpsichord

 

 

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Location:
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.