Monday, June 20 2022, 8:00 pm
Matthew Dirst in Recital
The accomplished Houston-based organist and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst—who also makes a brief double concerto appearance on June 19—gives a solo recital on both instruments following his concert film “A Bach Keyboard Extravaganza” for the Festival which premiered in summer 2021. Matthew’s playing has been praised as “expressive and brilliant” by Early Music America.
Dirst presents a rich and varied program of J.S. and his son C.P.E. Bach, Louis and François Couperin, and their contemporaries, centered around C.P.E. Bach’s variations on La Folía (meaning folly or madness)—a chord progression of early Spanish/Portuguese origin used as a theme by many composers from the Renaissance to the 21st Century.
In association with Concordia University Music Department.
Froberger, Johann Jakob (1616–1667): Selections from the Livre de 1656—Toccata I, Capriccio II
Couperin, François (1668–1733): 27th Ordre —L’Exquise, Les Pavots, Les Chinois, Saillie
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788): Variations on “Folies d’Espagne,” H. 263
Bach, J.S.: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C, BWV 564
du Caurroy, Eustache (1549-1609) & Couperin, Louis (c.1626-1661): Suite in G—Fantaisie sur “Une jeune Fillette”, Fantaisie sur le cromorne, Second Fantaisie sur “Une jeune Fillette”, Duo
Rüppe, Christian Friedrich (1753–1826): Organ Concerto in C Major
Matthew Dirst, harpsichord and organ