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Clavichord Guest Recital: Carole lei Breckenridge

Clavichord Guest Recital: Carole lei Breckenridge

Date and Time

Sunday, October 22, 2017
4:00 PM


  • Haas Center for Performing Arts » 1325 - Sherman Van Solkema Hall


The Bach Family: Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788), and Johann Christian (1735-1782) and “An Das Klavier” Poems
Carol lei Breckenridge, Clavichord
Michael M. Herrick, Poetic Reader

An mein Klavier (To my Clavichord)  J.F.W. Zachariae

Capriccio on the Departure of his most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 (1706)   J.S. Bach

Phyllis an das Clavier (Phyllis at the Clavichord)      H.W. von Gerstenberg

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903 (ca. 1720)                 J.S. Bach

Süssertönendes Clavier (Sweet-sounding Clavichord)             C.F. Weisse

Sonata in B-Flat Major, Wq. 49, No. 4 “Wurttemberg” (1742)             C.P.E. Bach

An das Klavier (To the Clavichord) P. von Gatterer Engelhardt

Fantasy in F-Sharp Minor, Wq. 67 (1787)   C.P.E. Bach

An das Clavier (To the Clavichord)               J.T. Hermes

Sonata in C Minor, Op. 17, No. 2 (ca. 1779)      J.C. Bach

An das Clavier (To the Clavichord)      H.E.C. von Hagen

Sonata in G Major, Op. 17, No. 4 (ca. 1779)     J.C. Bach

The clavichord used for this program is an unfretted 5-octave instrument built by Paul Irvin in 1995 for Carol lei, and is modeled after a 1765 Friederici clavichord in Leipzig.
The poems will be read in German in order to experience the original sound and effect.  Translations by Annette Richards may be found below, and are taken from Annette Richards’ article “C.P.E. Bach’s ‘Farewell’ and the Speaking Clavichord,” De Clavicordio IV: Proceedings of the IV International Clavichord Symposium, Magnano, Sept. 1999, p. 31-34.



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