GLEN WILSON

October 1, 2022

Schedule

Date:

TITIAN & WILLAERT: PORTRAITS & RICERCARS

  • Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Timing: Doors open at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Concert ends ~7:50pm. Complimentary canapés, fine wines and beverages served following the concert.
  • Venue: Aberfoyle Pl. NW, Washington DC 20015
  • Metro: Friendship Heights metro is 2 miles from the venue. Uber usually available.
  • Parking: Plenty of untimed parking on well-lit Aberfoyle Pl. and neighboring streets.
  • Covid Protocols: Proof of full vaccination required. Other Covid protocols will be updated 2 weeks before concert.

Making Space

Join celebrated Early Music keyboardist and historian Glen Wilson for a fascinating concert-seminar exploring the works and relationship of two brilliant late Renaissance artists, musician Adriaan Willaert and painter Titian. On the Program are gorgeous ricercars by Willaert performed on harpsichord and ottavino, viewings of Titian’s artworks which include musical iconography, and a lively discussion about the relationship between these two extraordinary artists based on Glen Wilson’s years of historical research.

Guests are invited to stay after the concert-seminar for complementary canapés, fine wines, and other beverages with Glen Wilson and harpsichordist Naoko Akutagawa.

GLEN WILSON was born in Illinois in 1952. He studied at the Juilliard School with Albert Fuller before moving to Holland at age 19 to study with Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdamsch Conservatorium where he took the Soloist’s Diploma. In 1980 he became the only person to win all three categories at the Bruges Harpsichord Competition where he later served as juror. Wilson was active in Dutch musical life for 25 years (harpsichordist of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Opera, Quadro Hotteterre, founder of the Amsterdam Fortepiano Trio; duo-partner of Gustav Leonhardt, Wieland Kuyken, Alice Harnoncourt, Michael Chance, Mieneke van der Velden and many others) before moving to Bavaria in 1988 as professor at the Music University of Würzburg.

Wilson’s many recordings include seven solo CDs for Teldec/Das Alte Werk (Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier and Goldberg Variations, Scarlatti Sonatas) and 14 for Naxos which largely concentrate on little-known repertoire from the 16th century in his own editions. He recently gave master classes at the conservatories of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and at Toho Gakuen in Tokyo. For Breitkopf & Härtel Wilson has edited the préludes non mesurés of Louis and Charles Couperin and two volumes of recently-discovered suites by Gottlieb Muffat. His many articles can be found at www.glenwilson.eu

Glen Wilson’s performing version of Monteverdi’s Ritorno di Ulisse in Patria, as staged by Pierre Audi and led from the harpsichord by Wilson, was performed over 60 times by the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, Sydney, Los Angeles and New York, where it was hailed by The New Yorker as “by far” the finest opera event of the season.

BBC Music Magazine: Glen Wilson’s playing is …”eagle-eyed in its attention to detail: ornaments crackle with exactitude and the counterpoint is lucidly deconstructed…”

Gramophone: Wilson shows a “delicate balance of freedom and rigour, resulting in deeply considered interpretations, never hurried or frivolous, but with each note given proper placing and weight….”

Johan van Veen, musica-dei-donum.org: “Wilson’s playing is always stylish and thought-out”

Making Space


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