February 7, 2016 | Johannes Keller, Fokker organ & Eva Saladin, violin
Concert Fokker organ | 2016-02-07, 11.00 hours | Small Hall - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Enchanting microtones in the 16th & 17th century
Johannes Keller is a harpsichordist and specialist in rare meantone music with more than the usual 12 tones per octave. At the invitation of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation he will come from Basel to Amsterdam to give a unique concert where he will play the 31-tone organ as well as his own 'chromatic-enharmonic' harpsichord. The program includes several composers such as Georg Muffat, Ascanio Mayone and Nicola Vicentino, who took effort in the 16th and 17th century in extending the meantone temperament in order to be able to modulate into remote keys which were out of reach in the common tuning. Sporadically, the use of these 'new' tones resulted in experiments which gave rise to strange harmonic progressions. A special feature of this concert is that the famous German composer and cellist Johannes Caspar Walter will compose a new work for violin and 31-tone organ. In several works Johannes Keller will be accompanied by violinist Eva Saladin.
Tickets can be ordered at the box office of the Muziekgebouw.
Johannes Keller, Fokker organ & harpsichord
Eva Saladin, violin
Michelangelo Rossi (1601–1656)
Ascanio Mayone (1570–1627)
Giovanni Antonio Leoni (before 1600 – after 1651)
Gioanpietro del Buono (vor 1641 – vor 1658)
Caspar Johannes Walter (*1964)
Galeazzo Sabbatini (1597–1662)
Georg Muffat (1653–1704)
Check here the experience of Johannes Keller with the Fokker organ (in German).
This concert is made possible by the support of:
Also the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (renovation Fokker organ), the SNS REAAL Fonds (renovation Fokker organ) and the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Show our sponsors