JEAN RONDEAU, harpsichord
Gradus ad Parnassum
Sat, Nov 11, 2023 7:30 PM
Linehan Concert Hall | UMBC
Experience a thrilling musical journey with Jean Rondeau, the French harpsichord virtuoso and early-music superstar who has redefined the art of his instrument and captivated audiences worldwide. With training in harpsichord, organ, piano, continuo, jazz and improvisation, and conducting, Rondeau leads an active career as a soloist, recitalist, conductor, instructor, and award-winning recording artist. Rondeau’s program for Candlelight is adapted from his latest CD, Gradus ad Parnassum. Aspiring to the mythological mountain home of the Muses, this program explores the possibilities of the harpsichord in piano repertoire spanning over more than 400 years, enlightening listeners on what repertoire written for the piano can reveal about the harpsichord—and what the harpsichord can reveal about repertoire written for the piano.
Johann Joseph Fux: Harpeggio Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Hob. XVI:46 Muzio Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum, Op. 44, No. 45 Ludwig van Beethoven: Praeludium No. 2 for Piano or Organ, Op. 39 W. A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545 W. A. Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K. 511 W. A. Mozart: Fantasie in D minor, K. 397
About The Artist
Described as “one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage” by the Washington Post, Jean Rondeau is a veritable global ambassador for his instrument. His outstanding talent and innovative approach to keyboard repertoire have been critically acclaimed, marking him out as one of today’s leading harpsichordists. Following a year that saw his debut with the Orchestre de Paris performing Poulenc’s Concerto Champêtre, Rondeau’s 2021/22 season includes concerto…