The 14th Annual
From 08 - 23 November 2003

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc



Saturday 15 November 2003 at 2000hrs
Distinguished harpsichordist Douglas Hollick Keyboard Music of the Avant-garde at Margaretta Cottage ($40/$20).

"Internationally acclaimed artist Douglas Hollick plays a solo programme of harpsichord music which was new or experimental in its time, including one of Johann Kuhnau’s Biblical Sonatas (The Battle between David and Goliath), JS Bach’s celebrated Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue, and works by Froberger, Scarlatti, Forqueray, Rameau, and Balbastre (his famous Marche des Marseillois of 1792).

A central element in the second half of the programme will be a selection of pieces by Christophe Moyreau, the enigmatic French 18th century composer whose music Douglas has recently recorded."

Music of the Baroque avant-garde!

Biblical Sonata no. 1 (publ. 1700)
The Battle between David and Goliath

Johann Kuhnau
(1660 - 1722)
Lamento for Ferdinando IV (Livre de 1656) J J Froberger
(1616 - 1667)
Two sonatas:
G major, K 105 Allegro
D major, K 490 Cantabile

D Scarlatti
(1685 - 1757)
Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 J S Bach
(1685 - 1750)



La Portugaise (1er Suite de Pièces de Clavecin) Antoine Forqueray
(1671 - 1745)
(Nouvelle Suites de Pièces de Clavecin 1728)
J P Rameau
(1683 - 1764)
From Pièces de Clavecin 1753:
Sinfonia II: Vivace - Largo - Minuetto
La Mode
Le Pandoure

Christophe Moyreau
( ? - 1770)
Marche des Marseillois et l'Air Ça-Ira (1792) Claude Balbastre
(1727 - 1799)


Well known as an organist and harpsichordist, Douglas Hollick studied with Peter Hurford in St Albans, Marie-Claire Alain in Paris and Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. He has played widely both here and abroad, including Westminster Abbey, the 1750 Silbermann organ in Dresden, the 1991 Prague Early Music Festival, and in Melbourne, Sydney, and the Fremantle Bach Festival in Australia. He teaches in Cambridge, and at the Birmingham Conservatoire. More recent concerts have included further visits to the Czech Republic (with a recording for Czech Radio), Slovakia and Germany, Trinity, Clare and St Catharine's Colleges Cambridge, St John's Smith Square and St Paul's Cathedral in London, Southwell Minster and Coventry Cathedral.

In 1995 he recorded an organ CD entitled The Young Bach for Supraphon in the Czech Republic which has attracted very favourable comment from the musical press. The last few years have seen him playing fortepiano as well as organ and harpsichord, complementing his interest in the music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries; in September 1999 he played an organ and fortepiano recital in the Dolní Lukavice Haydn Festival in Bohemia. Douglas Hollick was awarded a year 2000 Churchill Fellowship to visit North Germany and Denmark during August/September 2000 to research the organs and other keyboard instruments from the period of Buxtehude and the young J S Bach. This gave new impetus to his ongoing research into questions of performance practices in the 17th and 18th centuries. He has recorded a CD of the extraordinary organ and harpsichord music of Christophe Moyreau which has recently been released on Riverrun Records, and in August 2002 recorded another at Helsingør in Denmark, this time based around the music of Buxtehude, which will be released later this year.


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