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François Couperin at 350.Rebecca Pechefsky

François Couperin, called “François Le Grand,” is considered the most illustrious member of the Couperin family. His four books of keyboard suites contain some of the richest and most exquisite music of the French Baroque. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of his birth, this program will include selections from his Troisième Ordre and his magnificent Huitième Ordre in its entirety. Ms. Pechefsky will be performing both suites as part of an all-day Couperin marathon in Cambridge, UK, in November 2018.

Well known in the New York area, Rebecca Pechefsky has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Well Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, where she and Brooklyn Baroque perform in a yearly series. Recent European engagements include recitals in in Tallinn (Estonian Harpsichord Festival), London (Handel House), Milan (Sforza Castle), Bologna, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Basel. Among her recordings for Quill Classics are the complete harpsichord music of François d’Agincour; Bach and His Circle (JPF Music Award, Best Classical Solo Album); Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, praised in Fanfare as “excellent to the highest degree”; and Johann Ludwig Krebs @ 300. Her recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, was released in the fall of 2017.

Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord


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

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


Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

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

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.