Aberfoyle Baroque

Music & Wine Pairing Notes: Episode 1

Don Winkler, Leon Schelhase, Olerasay
Published Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:00am

Following the success of our Soirèe "Explorations in Synesthesia", in which Joseph Gascho teamed with Don Winkler of the International Wine Review to pair harpsichord works with fine wines, we are launching occasional "Music & Wine Pairing Notes" focusing on such pairings.  In the attached video, noted harpsichordist Leon Schelhase pairs the sweet straw wine Olerasay, produced by Mullineux Wines, South Africa, with François Couperin's Les Laurentines [Ordre 3ème de Clavecin C minor]. Enjoy!

Aberfoyle Baroque attends Jean Rondeau's Vertigo Concert

Aberfoyle Baroque enjoys a Paris Bistro with Jean Rondeau & Thomas Dunford
Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:45am

Aberfoyle Baroque's Carolyn Winter & Jessica Honigberg recently attended Jean Rondeau's stunning "Vertigo" concert held in Salle Cortot, Paris.  The program included works by Rameau and Royer which Jean performed with enormous musical sympathy, highlighting the beauty and masterful form of each.  Jean's extraordinary technical & interpretive capacities made this an absolutely unforgettable concert.  In some of the numerous encores which followed the main performance, Jean was joined by Lutenist extraordinaire Thomas Dunford which made for a wonderful closing of the event.

Leon Schelhase Leads Master Class on Baroque Ornamentation

Published Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

On March 12, Leon Schelhase (Curtis Institute of Music) used J.S. Bach's Manual of Ornamentation as the starting point for a highly informative Class on "Baroque Ornamentation for Pianists: Learning from the Harpsichord".  

Leon guided attendees through some of the most commonly used ornaments in Baroque keyboard works, explained their usage & functions, & discussed how the ornaments might be employed on the piano.    


Paula Maust to Perform J.S. Bach Concerto
Published Date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

Paula Maust is widely-known as “…a refined & elegant performer” and is a rising star in the mid-east coast Baroque & harpsichord scene. Paula’s March 30 harpsichord performance of J.S. Bach’s magnificent Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058, will undoubtedly garner her more laurels.  Aberfoyle Baroque will definitely be attending – look out for our post-concert review!  Or, better yet, be in the audience & enjoy it first-hand!
Date: March 30, 2016, at 5.30 p.m.

Harpsichord Notes from Cape Town, South Africa

Dominic Daula, Harpsichordist
Published Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 8:45pm

Aberfoyle Baroque was delighted to meet rising harpsichord star Dominic Daula during a recent visit to Cape Town, South Africa.  Dominic is a senior student at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town, majoring in harpsichord performance, Chamber music, piano performance and Musicology.   Dominic will be an important contributor to our new Blog. 

Wesley Dunnagan Sings at Aberfoyle Baroque

Wesley Dunnagan performs with the harpsichord
Published Date: 
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 1:00pm

We welcomed tenor Wesley Dunnagan to Washington DC for a visit which included auditions and attendance at Jory Vinikour's Special Concert with Aberfoyle Baroque.  Wesley delighted us with an informal concert of songs suited to both the harpsichord and the piano.  With his beautiful tenor voice, we hope to welcome Wesley back to Aberfoyle Baroque in the near future!


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