Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

Friday, March 01, 2019 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
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About This Performance

With his electric-shock hair and Paris Conservatoire musical education, French prodigy Jean Rondeau is “on a mission to make the harpsichord hip” (The Independent). Hear this antique instrument played as never before by “one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage” (Washington Post).

Italian Recycling

D. Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas, K. 132, 175, 6, 208, 119, 481
JS Bach: Prelude from the Lute Suite in C Minor, BWV 997
JS Bach: Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906
JS Bach: Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor, BWV 974 [Arr. by A. Marcello]
JS Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
JS Bach: Chaconne from the Violin Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004 [Arr. by J. Brahms]

This concert is supported by Martin and Cynthia Heckscher and the Gould Family Foundation.

The Artist(s)

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord
Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years, followed by training in basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation, and conducting. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with honours, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2012, at just 21 years old,… Read More


Jean Rondeau plays Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor, K.175
Jean Rondeau plays Bach's Chaconne on harpsichord for his debut album IMAGINE