Jacques Duphly - La Victoire
François Couperin - La Princesse Marie
François Couperin - Soeur Monique-Rondeau
François Couperin - Les Grâces Naturèles. Suite de la Bontems
Jean-Philippe Rameau - L'Egyptienne
François Couperin - L’Angelique
François Couperin - Les Nonetes
François Couperin - Les Agrémens
François Couperin - Les Folies françoises, ou Les Dominos
Claude-Bénigne Balbastre - La de Caze
Claude-Bénigne Balbastre – La Suzanne
Philip Czapłowski – Hanna ( 2018)
Composizioni di perla
Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord
Over a period of three centuries, starting from the 15th and continuing well into the 18th century, the harpsichord earned
a reputation as the most versatile of all instruments, in both solo and ensemble contexts. The silvery clarity of its sound
and the variety of the subtle colours of its registers were as ideally suited to ornamental virtuosity as they were to elaborate polyphonic fugues. This recital contains solo pieces written by undisputed masters of the instrument: J.S.Bach, D.Scarlatti, A.Soler.
All the pieces display the influence of concertante style, either by adopting aspects of the concerto (albeit in a solo setting),
or by assuming particular expressive characteristics of the genre which enable the composers to present the most impressive technical and sonic qualities of the harpsichord.
J.S Bach : Italian Concerto and French Overture
Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord
The recital presents the second volume of the most important of Bach's harpsichord compositions called Clavier-Übung II. The work was published in 1735 and includes The Concerto in the Italian Style, and the Overture in the French Manner - both expressly intended to be played on a double-manual harpsichord, reflect his mastery of the two main different styles of his time -Italian and French.
The virtuosic settings of arias
for baritone and harpsichord
Jaroslaw Kitala - baritone & Hanna Balcerzak - harpsichord
The concert’s program represents the repertoire from the renaissance madrigal, by baroque and classical opera to contemporary songs. Its aim is to explore the significance of rhetoric as well as the implications and challenges that come with imitating the voice in its various nuances of colour timbre. Among vocal compositions appear some of the most remarkable solo harpsichord pieces.
C. Monteverdi, J.Ph. Rameau, J.B. Lully, H. Purcell, J.S. Bach,
G.F. Handel, D. Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart
Johann Sebastian Bach & His Sons
The Gajeckie Sisters Duo
Hanna Balcerzak & Aleksandra Gajecka-Antosiewicz
The selection of compositions by the father, Johann Sebastian Bach, and his four sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philip Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian Bach. The concert performed by sisters on harpsichord solo
and harpsichord - four hands, gives a chance to listen and admire the reflection of the genius of the father and his great sons.
The concert provides a unique opportunity to experience the music that once was created and is now performed by the other family relatives.