|The 14th Annual||
Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
Saturday 15 November 2003 at 2000hrs
"Internationally acclaimed artist Douglas Hollick plays a solo programme of harpsichord music which was new or experimental in its time, including one of Johann Kuhnaus Biblical Sonatas (The Battle between David and Goliath), JS Bachs celebrated Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue, and works by Froberger, Scarlatti, Forqueray, Rameau, and Balbastre (his famous Marche des Marseillois of 1792).
A central element in the second half of the programme will be a selection of pieces by Christophe Moyreau, the enigmatic French 18th century composer whose music Douglas has recently recorded."
Music of the Baroque avant-garde!
Well known as an organist and harpsichordist, Douglas Hollick studied with Peter Hurford in St Albans, Marie-Claire Alain in Paris and Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. He has played widely both here and abroad, including Westminster Abbey, the 1750 Silbermann organ in Dresden, the 1991 Prague Early Music Festival, and in Melbourne, Sydney, and the Fremantle Bach Festival in Australia. He teaches in Cambridge, and at the Birmingham Conservatoire. More recent concerts have included further visits to the Czech Republic (with a recording for Czech Radio), Slovakia and Germany, Trinity, Clare and St Catharine's Colleges Cambridge, St John's Smith Square and St Paul's Cathedral in London, Southwell Minster and Coventry Cathedral.
In 1995 he recorded an organ
CD entitled The Young Bach for Supraphon in the Czech Republic which has
attracted very favourable comment from the musical press. The last few
years have seen him playing fortepiano as well as organ and harpsichord,
complementing his interest in the music of the late 18th and early 19th
centuries; in September 1999 he played an organ and fortepiano recital
in the Dolní Lukavice Haydn Festival in Bohemia. Douglas Hollick
was awarded a year 2000 Churchill Fellowship to visit North Germany and
Denmark during August/September 2000 to research the organs and other
keyboard instruments from the period of Buxtehude and the young J S Bach.
This gave new impetus to his ongoing research into questions of performance
practices in the 17th and 18th centuries. He has recorded a CD of the
extraordinary organ and harpsichord music of Christophe Moyreau which
has recently been released on Riverrun Records, and in August 2002 recorded
another at Helsingør in Denmark, this time based around the music
of Buxtehude, which will be released later this year.