4/4 Saturday Concerts Bach Partitas


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Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Tras el redescubrimiento académico de la obra de Bach a finales del xviii −tan trascendente para Mozart, por ejemplo− llegaría su recuperación interpretativa de la mano de Mendelssohn. La impronta de su escritura contrapuntística marcó la música del siglo xix y se percibe con claridad en la obra de Brahms, quien no dudó en transcribir para el piano la singular chacona de la Partita BWV 1004.

      1. Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
      1. Partita en Mi menor FbWV 607
      1. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      1. Partita en La menor para flauta sola BWV 1013 (arrangement by Stéphane Delplace)
      2. Partita nº 2 en Do menor BWV 826
      3. Chacona de la Partita nº 2 en Re menor para violín BWV 1004 (transcripción de Johannes Brahms)

Jean Rondeau tocará un clave construido por Keith Hill (2001), copia de un instrumento Taskin (1769).

  1. Jean RondeauJean RondeauJean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with honours, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2012, at just 21 years old, he became one of the youngest performers ever to take First Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges (MAfestival 2012), also winning the EUBO Development Trust prize. The same year, he claimed second place in the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition (64th edition of the Festival, 2012. In 2013, he also won the Prix des Radios Francophones Publiques. Rondeau is in demand for solo, chamber music and orchestral appearances throughout Europe and in the United States. He frequently performs with the Baroque quartet Nevermind. Rondeau is signed to Erato as an exclusive recording artist. In 2016 he composed his first original score for a film, Christian Schwochow’s Paula, which premiered at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. His next album dedicated to Scarlatti will be released in automn 2018.