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Bizarre or baRock

Elizabeth Anderson - Harpsichord

Barock is a German word, which originally meant ‘bizarre’. It was not until 1918 that the term ‘barock’ was first used in German to describe the music of Bach’s time. When Sir Charles Burney used it in his German Tour diary (1733), he explained that it meant ‘coarse and uncouth’, much as writers then used the word ‘Gothic’.

In architecture, the word Barock was applied from about 1867 to the highly-decorated style of the 17th and 18th centuries in Austria and Germany.

Therefore, to apply the term Baroque (French/English spelling) with all its shades of meaning is to extend the boundaries of Baroque music far beyond the dates which have traditionally been set for it.

This programme explores Barock harpsichord music accross three centuries. It ranges from traditional Baroque repertoire by Bach, Purcell and Balbastre, through 19th century Spanish favourite, Leyenda, to Gershwin and the Beatles.

  1. Willard Palmer (born 1917)
    • Ragtime
    • Blues for harpsichord
  2. Traditional
    • Scarborough Fair (Arr. Angle, 1995)
  3. Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
    • Leyenda (arr. Anderson, 1996)
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    • Aria and Variations 1, 2 & 29 from the Goldberg Variations
  5. Two Australian works:
    • Mary Mageau (born 1934) Winter’s Shadow (1984)
    • Jill Lowe (born 1953) Barock (1993)
  6. George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    • I got Rhythm (Arr. Angle, 1995)
  7. Two English works:
    • Henry Purcell (1659-95) A new Ground (1689)
    • John Lennon (1940-80) Eleanor Rigby (Arr. Angle, 1995)
  8. Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    • Gavotte and Doubles
  9. William Albright (born 1944)
    • Danza Ostinata (1979)
  10. Claude Bénigne Balbastre (1727-99)
    • La Suzanne
    • La Lugeac
  11. Donald Angle (born 1943)
    • Chocolate Bunnies (1995)
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