Lunchtime Concert: David Hill & David Ponsford

Wednesday 24 July 2019, 1.10pm
Jesus College Chapel
(By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Jesus College)

David Hill & David Ponsford harpsichord

***Doors Open 12.45***

Bach (arr. Ponsford) Trio sonatas arranged for two harpsichords
No. 1 in E flat major BWV 525
No. 5 in C major BWV 529
No. 3 in D minor BWV 527
No. 6 in G major BWV 530

This concert of Bach trio sonatas for organ presents these famous works as never heard before – arranged for two harpsichords by one of the performers, baroque organ expert David Ponsford. He is joined by Festival Director David Hill, himself a highly-respected organist and conductor.

David Ponsford explains: “My justification for arranging these sonatas for two harpsichords comes from the preface to François Couperin’s L’Apothéose de Lully (1725), in which he states that trios can be played on two harpsichords with both players playing the bass part with their left hands, and with the upper parts being played by their right hands. Couperin says that he often played them thus with his family and his pupils. As an experiment, I have arranged Bach’s organ trios in the same manner, and have discovered a completely new character to these sonatas which I have played on the organ and loved for many years.”

David Hill Website | David Ponsford Website | Map to Venue
James Gilchrist Photo Credit: Patrick Allen | Anna Tilbrook Photo Credit: Nobby Clark

Tickets: £6 (students, children and unwaged £2) including booking fee

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