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Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rameau: Opera and Ballet Transcriptions — Dardanus, Castor et Pollux, and Les Indes galantes

Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art” (Diapason) for performances of engaging virtuosity. He makes his BEMF début in a stunning recital of dances and operatic music by Jean-Philippe Rameau transcribed for solo harpsichord. A long-time collaborator with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Weiss infuses these energetic masterpieces with an exhilarating theatricality.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm

“Rameau sparkles under Kenneth Weiss’s fingers.” —Le Figaro

Audio

Kenneth Weiss performs the "Tambourins 1 & 2" from Rameau's Dardanus.

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Program

Dardanus (transcription by K. Weiss)
Ouverture
Air gracieux
Menuet tendre en rondeau
Rigaudons 1 & 2
Prélude- Sommeil
Ritournelle vite
Tambourins 1 & 2
Chaconne

Castor et Pollux (transcription by K. Weiss)
Entrée d'Hébé et de sa suite
1er Air pour Hébé et ses Suivantes
2e Air pour Hébé et ses Suivantes
Gavotte 1 & 2
Passepied 1 & 2 - Air
Descente de Vénus et de Mars
Tambourin
Menuet 1 & 2
Chaconne

Selections from the D major suite of the Pièces de Clavessin (1724)
Les Soupirs
Les Tendres Plaintes
L'entretien des Muses

Les Indes galantes
Musette en Rondeau
Air Polonois
Gavotte
1er Air des Fleurs
Air tendre pour la Rose
Gavotte pour les Fleurs
Air pour Borée et la Rose
Air pour Zéphire
Air vite pour Zéphire et la Rose
Chaconne

Program subject to change

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