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MASTERS AND DISCIPLES, CLAVE CONCERT5€ – 8€
Music for harpsichord from the School of the North of Germany from the centuries XVII and XVIII.Carlos García-Bernalt, Clave.
In a continue succession of masters and disciples, the program covers four generations of compositor that underpins the tradition of music for harpsichord -interpretative practices and improvisations included- starting from Amsterdam and embeding later on the Northern Germany. From the Sweenlick chromatic fantasy, that with one foot in the contrapuntal academic from the XVI century bursts in the eloquence and rhetorical baroque seeking commotion and persuation, moving to the Hamburgo of the student Scheidemann, with a work where the echos of the virginalists British are still very present. Reincken, who was a disciple, assistant and lecturer of Scheidemann the Catarinenkirche, confronts along with Böhm and Buxtehudela a triad of musicians where a young Johann Sebastian Bach took as a model to start his career. Well know are the trips of Bach to listen to Reincken, as well as his visit to Buxtehude, but also indicating that he was disciple of Böhm during his stay in Lüneburg. Throught Reicken and Böhm, Bach also receives the Italian and French styles as well as an incipient fusion for both. Toccata BWV 912, writter circa 1710, closes a program that contemplates a hundred years of extraordinay and touching harpichord music, following the success of Jan Pierterszoon Sweelinck.
CARLOS GARCÍA-BERNALT. Organist and harpsichord player formed in the musik akademie of Basil, maintains an intense activity as continuist. Working with numerious orchestras and groups like: Hesperion XXI, Le Concert de nations, Al Ayre español, Orquesta barroca de Sevilla, Il Fondamento, Estil concertant, capilla Santa Maria, Musica Boscareccia and numerous Spanish symphonic orchestras. García-Bernalt also works with musicians like Jordi Savall, G. Leonhardt, C. Mena, D.Fasolis, E. López Banzo, etc. All this activity has taken his to perform in music halls, theatres and auditoriums in Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Italy and Mexico. He has also collaborated in recording for the labels “Alia Vox”, “Meister”, “RTVE-MÚSICA”, “Harmonia-Mundi”, NB musika, OBS Prometeo, Ambroisie-Naïve, Arsis and “Verso”. Recording a CD of Iberian music for organ in the Real Capilla de San Jerónimo of the Salamanca Univeristy receiving very good reviews. He is currently teaching harpsichord in the Conservatorio Superior of Castellón.