July 13, 2023




  • Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Timing: Doors open at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start. Concert ends ~9:30pm
  • Venue: Live! at 10th and G, 945 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001. Venue is modern glass building on NE corner of the block next to MLK Library.
  • Metro: Venue is one block from Metro Center and 2 blocks from Gallery Place.
  • Parking: Garage entrance is at 980 G Place, N.W., on alley running alongside the building. Parking is a flat $10 rate. Note: garage closes at 11:00pm

  • Receipts for ticket purchases will be emailed within 24 hours of purchase.
  • Please note that ticket sales are final and refunds cannot be processed.
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  • If Capriccio must cancel a concert, ticket holders will be fully reimbursed by mailed check.

All composers, even those with the brilliance of J.S. Bach, follow musical trends and are influenced by the works of others. In this concert Colin Booth performs works composed by Bach’s German contemporaries who he held in high esteem – Froberger, Telemann, Fischer, Böhm and Buxtehude. Colin also performs Bach’s delightful, yet complex, Prelude and Fugue in E Major from the Well-tempered Clavier Book II.

In 2020 Colin Booth completed his very last harpsichord, having combined the careers of harpsichordist and harpsichord-maker for more than 40 years. As maker, he has more than 300 customers to his credit, including a large number of Early Music professionals.

Colin has performed as soloist and continuo harpsichordist in a number of countries, from Denmark to South Africa and the USA. He taught and played annually for 25 years at the Dartington International Summer School in England, and has recorded 21 CDs of solo harpsichord music.

Colin’s book Did Bach Really Mean That? – an investigation of baroque notation and the conventions underpinning it, has been praised both for its detail and insights, and for being a highly readable guide for all who are keen on playing early keyboard music, whatever their chosen instrument. To accompany the book, Colin released a critically praised recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

His complete recording of Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier is available as two 2-CD sets. Andrew McGregor reviewed this for BBC’s Record Review, commenting “I would urge anyone to buy this…   there is so much to be learned here, from the playing, as well as from the superb booklet”.

Colin’s recordings and publications are available in the US from Alternatively, to find out more about all aspects of Colin’s work, and to see the full range to purchase online, visit

Gramophone: “The success of Booth’s performance… stems from tempi which take time to enjoy not just the harpsichord’s tone but the richness and lyricism that is there in the music.”

BBC Music: “For delight in sheer harpsichord sound (Colin Booth) is hard to beat.”

John Kitchen for Harpsichord & Fortepiano: ‘This is one of the most carefully considered and significant recordings of Bach’s completed Well-tempered Clavier that I have encountered: stylish, expressive, authoritative and compelling, and with refreshingly individual touches.”

Richard Turbet in The Consort: “Great playing, gorgeous sound. Clarity and empathy are Booth’s forte…”

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