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Andrew Appel1SWAN SONGS: Late music for harpsichord.

A recital representing the end of an era; the era of the harpsichord. After more than 2 centuries, the instrument is soon to be rejected. Music by François Couperin (1668-1733), Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785), Jacques Duphly (1715-1789), and F. J. Haydn (1732-1809).

Andrew Appel, Artistic Director of the Four Nations Ensemble, performs throughout Europe and the United States as soloist in many festivals including Italy's Spoleto Festival, New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Redwoods Festival. As recitalist, Mr. Appel has performed at Carnegie and Geffen Halls in New York, as well as halls from the Music Academy of the West to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Besides his work with The Four Nations Ensemble, he has been a guest of Chatham Baroque, the Smithsonian Players, and Orpheus. He serves as harpsichordist for Opera Lafayette and has toured with several European chamber orchestras. He has enjoyed critical acclaim for his solo recording of Bach works with Bridge Records as well as his fortepiano performances of Haydn for ASV. Presently Dr. Appel is recording the complete works of Couperin and heads a project of monthly recorded performances "Four Nations' Concise Dictionary of Music" available with program notes on YouTube. He holds a Doctoral Degree from the Juilliard School where he was a student of Albert Fuller and a First Prize Diploma under Kenneth Gilbert from the Royal Conservatory in Antwerpen.

Andrew Appel, 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.