From Galant to Classical: chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn
The concert, which will feature chamber music of Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, and Haydn, will take place at 8 pm at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments (15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven).
The program is called From Galant to Classical and traces the transformation of style from the late Baroque to the Viennese Classical. The postgraduate Yale Baroque Ensemble (YBE) will perform sonatas, suites, and quartets using the Collection’s quartet of modern Baroque instruments. This concert will mark the debut of the Collection’s new set of Classical bows, made by Stephen Marvin.
One of Couperin’s Concerts Royaux will open the program, and a viola sonata by C.P.E. Bach will follow. The concert will conclude with Haydn’s Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2.
Robert Mealy, called “a world-class early music violinist” (New Yorker) and praised for his “imagination, taste, subtlety, and daring” (Boston Globe), directs the ensemble.
The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, one of the foremost institutions of its kind, preserves and exhibits musical instruments from antiquity to the present. Many instruments are maintained in playing condition and are featured in performances and demonstrations in the fine acoustic of the upstairs gallery, the venue for this performance. MORE