|Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022|
Concert Timing: tba
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Lillian Gordis, hailed as ‘a Martha Argerich of the harpsichord’, performs beautiful, sparkling works from ‘Zones’, her recent album of keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, and her forthcoming release ‘Bach’.
ResMusica: Lillian Gordis is ‘…a Martha Argerich of the harpsichord’
Diapason: ‘…impressive virtuosity’ and ‘…intensity of touch’
Fono Forum: leads listeners on an ‘expedition through unimagined worlds of color and expression…’
Eighteenth-century Music, Cambridge University Press: …’Gordis’s distinctive and sensitive technique brings into relief the strange mixture of sonorities, variety, monotony, … of Scarlatti’s sonatas by drawing on numerous performance traditions. Every sonata challenges the image of the harpsichord, and of Scarlatti, as facile, virtuosic and digital, instead proving that colour, contrast and dynamics are indeed idiomatic to the harpsichord – she reveals a world of technical tools, musical effects and timbres that have rarely been explored. She masters sparkling virtuosic passages with hand-crossings and multi-octave jumps with ease. Gordis’s interpretative choices push the limits of the instrument.”