Matthew Dirst "A Bach Keyboard Extravaganza"
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- Jun 24, 2021 at 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Thu)
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The Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar introduces Matthew Dirst, Harpsichord & Organ, "A Bach Keyboard Extravaganza" streaming June 24th, 2021. A Q&A with Dirst in conversation with the Festival's artistic director, Elizabeth Blumenstock, follows the presentation.
Coproduced with Ars Lyrica, Houston. Co-promoted with Ars Lyrica, and San Francisco Early Music Society. Subscribe at bmf-cdm.org for future details.
Matthew Dirst is the first American musician to win major international prizes in both organ and harpsichord. Widely admired for his stylish playing and conducting, Dirst recently recorded his own reconstructions of several organ concertos by J. S. Bach. A review in Choir & Organ enthusiastically recommends his “lively and imaginative CD” from Loft Recordings. Early Music America celebrated his solo recording of harpsichord works by François and Armand-Louis Couperin as a “stylish, tasteful, and technically commanding performance…expressive and brilliant playing.” As Artistic Director of Ars Lyrica Houston, Dirst leads a period-instrument ensemble with several acclaimed recordings, one of which—the world premiere recording of Johann Adolph Hasse’s Marc Antonio e Cleopatra—was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Opera.