This is the fourth in a series of concerts of J.S. Bach's music performed on harpsichord by Oita's renowned Baroque musician Michio Kobayashi, featuring No. 3, 5, and 6 from J.S. Bach's Six Partitas.
In this site, the entire program including encores is recorded and edited.
[Contents of the recording]
From J.S.Bach's "Six Partitas"
No. 5 in G major, BWV829
Tempo di Menuetto
No. 3 in A minor, BWV827
No. 6 in E minor, BWV830
Tempo di gavotta
The Mean Clavier Vol. 2 No. 9 Prelude in E major BWV878
CAST & STAFF
Michio Kobayashi is a leading figure in many fields, including harpsichord, piano, chamber music, and conducting. He has a particularly deep knowledge of Baroque music, and has received the highest acclaim for his Bach performances. At the end of each year, he gives a recital of J.S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations". He has been awarded the Mainichi Music Award for Young Artists in 1956, the Torii Music Award (now the Suntory Music Award) in 1970, the Mozarteum Memorial Medal of the Salzburg International Foundation in 1972, the Mobil Music Award in 1979, and the Mobil Music Prize in 2020. He has also received the Mobil Music Award in 1979, and the 30th Nippon Steel Music Award Special Prize in 2020. He is currently a visiting professor at Oita College of Arts and Culture.
A new recording, J.S. Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias (Meister Music), has been released on May 25, 2018.
The piano produces sound by striking the keyboard, but the harpsichord produces sound by scratching it with a plastic-like object. The harpsichord is an instrument that allows for soft expression, and I hope that this aspect of the harpsichord will come across.
It was wonderful. I was glad to hear Dr. Kobayashi's performance.
It was my first time to hear a harpsichord and it was wonderful.