JS Bach - Harpsichord Works
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Label: Sono Luminus
Cat No: DSL92239
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 20th March 2020
WorksChromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903
Italian Concerto, BWV971
Overture in the French style, BWV831
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV894
Sonata for solo violin no.2 in A minor, BWV1003
ArtistsJory Vinikour (harpsichord)
Two-time Grammy Award nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world’s most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, and partner to several of today’s finest artists.
Born in Chicago, Jory Vinikour studied in Paris with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert on a Fulbright scholarship. First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public’s attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and concert series throughout much of the world.
In 2019, Jory made his debut at the Ravinia Festival, playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. At the Aspen Festival, he conducted Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos.
Increasingly active as a conductor, Jory has recently appeared with the St Louis Symphony, and will conduct four performances of Handel’s Messiah for the St Paul Chamber Orchestra in late 2019. Jory made his solo debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in March 2018, performing Francis Poulenc’s Concert champêtre under the direction of Stéphane Denève and will perform this work with the Wiener Akademie, under Martin Haselböck’s direction, at Vienna’s Musikverein in May.
Mr Vinikour's debut recording for Sono Luminus, the complete harpsichord works of Jean-Philippe Rameau, was nominated for a Grammy award, in the category of Best Classical Solo Instrumental Recording in 2013, an honour also accorded to his Toccatas (Modern American Music for Harpsichord) in 2015. Jory’s recording of JS Bach’s Partitas for harpsichord was released to great acclaim in late 2016.
In recent seasons, Mr Vinikour has appeared as conductor/soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Korea Chamber Orchestra, musicAeterna, Juilliard415, Alabama Symphony. For Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, he directed John Blow’s Venus and Adonis alongside Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and later directed Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Mr Vinikour has recently made his debut at Salzburg’s Mozartwoche, directing a double-bill of Mozart’s Bastien et Bastienne and Der Schauspieldirektor.
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