Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour returns to NativeDSD with his second recording of Bach on the Harpsichord. Presenting four masterworks for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach, Jory Vinikour performs on a harpsichord modeled after German harpsichords of Bach's time, notably Silbermann. The music speaks with richness and clarity.
The double-manual German harpsichord featured on this recording was built by Thomas and Barbara Wolf in 1995 at The Plains, Virginia. It is based on a single-manual instrument by Christian Vater, 1738, Hannover; FF (FF#) - e’’’ (a=415/440), 2 x 8’, 1 x 4’, coupler, buff (pictured pp. 5).
The Italian Concerto and the French Overture, both published by Bach in the 2nd volume of his Clavier Übung, are paired with two other great works - the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, as well as the concerto-like Prelude and Fugue in a minor.
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. 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 conduct four performances of Handel’s Messiah for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in late 2019.