A Concert in Cape Town, South Africa: Harpsichord Music of Baroque Europe

Alberto Busettini
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town
Program Details: 

Works from Italy, the German States, France & Spain


Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
Toccata VIII, Libro Primo, 1615.

Bernardo Storace (ca.1637 – ca.1707)

Jean Henry d’Anglebert (1629 – 1691)
Première Suite

Prélude – Allemande - Courante – Sarabande -Gigue - Chaconne Rondeau

François Couperin (1668 – 1733) 
VI Ordre

Les Moissonneurs  - Les Langueurs-Tendres - Le Gazoüillement -
Les Baricades Mistérieuses - Le Moucheron           

Jean Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764)
Extraits de Nouvelles Suite de Pièces de Clavecin (ca. 1728)
La Poule – ­ L’Enharmonique – L’Egyptienne

Joseph Nicolas Pancrace Royer   (1705 – 1755)
Allemande – La Sensible - La Marche des Scythes

Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)
Sonata K. 208, Andante e Cantabil
Sonata K. 175, Allegro
Sonata K. 69, Allegro
Sonata K. 492, Presto

J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Fantasia Cromatica e Fuga, BWV 90




Alberto Busettini
Alberto Busettini, Aberfoyle Baroque, Harpsichord

Alberto Busettini is  Official Harpsichordist and “Maestro di Sala” for Early and Baroque Music Projects at the famed Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy.  He is also Visiting Professor for Harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Historically Informed Interpretation Praxis at the Early Music Department In the Faculty of Music in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

From the time he was a young child Alberto Busettini had a deep interest in the Harpsichord and Early Music. His passion for this music became his profession and life. After graduating with highest marks and mention in Italy, he specialized in Harpsichord, Basso Continuo and Baroque Orchestra in The Netherlands, and subsequently studied at the Chigiana Academy with Christophe Rousset. Alberto performs extensively across Europe.  He is an appreciated soloist and conductor and is widely sought after as accompanist by some of Europe’s top-ranked Early Music ensembles including Contrarco Baroque Ensemble, Venice Baroque Orchestra and Opera Stravagante.  He participates in many of the top European Early Music Festivals such as Grandezze e Meraviglie, Alte Musik Live Berlin, Festival Monteverdi, Musikfest Kreuth, Wunderkammer, and Festival delle Ville Venete.  He also performs with renowned artists such as  Alfredo Bernardini, Sara Mingardo, Stefano Montanari, Silvia Frigato, Anna and Fusek, Sergey Malov, Angelo Manzotti, Michael Radulescu, Filippo Maria Bressan, Gabriele Cassone. Alberto Busettini a highly esteemed soloist, frequently performs on original instruments including the Walter harpsichord (1696) in Tolmezzo, Italy, and the Collesse 1748 harpsichord in Paris.


Alberto Busettini plays Froberger's Toccata IX