Salish Sea Early Music Festival: The Art of Modulation
When: Sunday, April 9, 2017 7:30 PM
Where: Christ Episcopal church, Seattle
Chamber Music Quartet: Jeffrey Cohan ~ flute Linda Melsted ~ violin Romaric Pokorny ~ violin & viola Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord. François André Philidor, history's first great chess master and world chess champion for almost 5 decades, was the son of Louis XIV's celebrated music librarian who compiled the suites heard in January's program. He composed the six Sinfonias collected as The Art of Modulation in 1755 in a clear demonstration of his cerebral prowess, as in Berlin four years earlier when he simultaneously played 3 chess games blindfolded and won them all. A completely new selection of suites from The Art of Modulation and other works from the mid-18th century.
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