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Scarlatti’s Piano

Keyboard specialist Jacqueline Ogeil plays Scarlatti

Friday 22 September, 6pm at Melbourne Recital Centre

Jacqueline Ogeil’s doctoral dissertation on Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas strengthened the case that the composer was writing primarily for the new-fangled invention of Bartolomeo Cristofori that we now call the piano. Ogeil subsequently commissioned a copy of one of Cristofori’s instruments, completed in Germany in 2015, the only instrument of its type in the southern hemisphere.

In this Melbourne recital she performs the last eleven sonatas that Scarlatti published in 1738 under the title Essercizi with digital projection of her hands to illuminate the complex hand-crossings involved. By K29 her hands are often playing in reverse order and crossed over.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Accademia Arcadia

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: Tickets $39 | $29 concession. Please note booking fees may apply.


Son of a Bach

Robert Macfarlane, tenor
Jacqueline Ogeil, Cristofori piano

Sunday 12 November, 2.30 pm at Duneira Estate, Officer Lane, Mt Macedon

Robert MacFarlane-rgbThe Bach family’s rich musical heritage began generations before Johann Sebastian took his place among Western music’s most revered composers.

The son of a distinguished court musician, Bach himself fathered 20 children, four of whom are now considered significant composers in their own right.

This program will explore the songs and keyboard music of W.F, C.P.E, J.C.F and J.C Bach – musical luminaries of one of history’s great musical minds.

Robert Macfarlane is an internationally recognised interpreter of Bach, particularly the Evangelist roles in The St. Matthew and St. John Passions. He is praised for his ‘blissful, clarion top’ and ‘remarkable capacity for mastering works that would daunt most singers’. He has performed as a soloist with, among others, the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the Gewandhaus Orchestra (Leipzig), is an active performer on the Opera stage, and was a pupil of the great German tenor Peter Schreier.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: Tickets $35 full | $30 concession. Please note booking fees may apply.