Friday, January 21, 2011

Bach WF - Sonatas for Harpsichord - Charlotte Mattax







Fanfare (5-6/98, p.68) - ...Charlotte Mattax has all the skills necessary to turn in entrancing performances of this music--impressive dexterity, and, what is most important, the ability to shape each phrase convincingly in both local and more global contexts..."

The recipient of several important awards and prizes, Charlotte Mattax firstWilhelm Friedemann Bach gained critical attention as a top prize-winner in 1980 and 1983 at the International Harpsichord Competitions of Bruges and Paris. She was honored with a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris. Professor Mattax studied with Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatory, Bob van Asperen at the Hague Conservatory, and Kenneth Gilbert in Paris. She has performed in the United States and Europe, including appearances in London, Geneva, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and Salzburg. As a guest artist, Professor Mattax has been heard at major music festivals, including Saratoga Festival, Festival of the Associazione Musicale Romana, Tage alter musik Regensburg, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, and Bethlehem Bach Festival, at which she appears regularly. As a chamber musician, she has performed with New York’s Grande Bande as well as San Francisco’s American Baroque, and has toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She has collaborated with such artists as Arleen Auger, Julianne Baird, Laurence Dreyfus, and baroque dancer Catherine Turocy. Her solo recordings include toccatas and partitas of J.S. Bach (Koch International Classics) and the harpsichord sonatas of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (Centaur Records). She has also recorded for Dorian Recordings, Newport Classic, and Amon Ra Records. A specialist in 17th-century French music, she is the author of the book, Accompaniment on Theorbo and Harpsichord: Denis Delair’s Traité of 1690, published by Indiana University Press. Current research focuses on the Italian cimbalo cromatico and Handel’s keyboard transcriptions of his opera overtures. Charlotte Mattax is Associate Professor of Harpsichord and Chair of the Harpsichord/Organ Division at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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