Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

FEBRUARY 22 at 2 PM

Mitzi Meyerson

Coolidge Auditorium

“irresistible... an inspired interpreter” —Gramophone

American harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson, who holds the professorship created for Wanda Landowska at the Universitat der Kunste Berlin, brings her refined artistry to the Coolidge Auditorium. Her recordings have been recognized with numerous international prizes like the French Diapason d’Or and the Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik Prize. Gramophone Magazine called her most recent recording “the best harpsichord disc of the year.” Meyerson’s refined technique and interpretive prowess are on full display with a potpourri of harpsichord masterworks by J.S. Bach, Couperin, Purcell and Rameau.

Meyerson will perform on Landowska’s Pleyel, part of the Library’s Wanda Landowska Collection, making this a fitting home for an intimate recital by a distinguished harpsichordist who continues Landowska’s legacy as a pedagogue and consummate performer. Photo credit: Robin Hull

J.S. BACH

Concerto in D major, after Vivaldi (RV230) BWV 972
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998

PURCELL

Suite in D major, Z. 667
Ground in D minor, Z. D222 (“Crown the Altar”)
Ground in C minor, Z. T681
A New Ground in E minor, Z. T682 (“Here the Deities Approve”)
Ground in Gamut in G major, Z. 645

RAMEAU

Suite from Premier livre de pièces de clavecin

CROFT

Ground in C minor from Suite III Brit. Mus. Eg. MS2959; attr. Purcell

F. COUPERIN

Septième Prélude (L’Art de toucher le Clavecin)
Suite from Pièces de clavecin livre II, Sixième ordre