Harpsichord Music of the Baroque

Event time: 
Sunday, April 4, 2004 - 4:00pm
Event description: 

The Students of Richard Rephann

Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Great Hall.

Free and Open to the Public, no tickets required.


The advanced students of Richard Rephann will present a recital of Baroque harpsichord music on Sunday, April 4 at 4pm in the Great Hall at the Institute, located at 409 Prospect Street in New Haven. Paul Weber, Daniel Sullivan, Hannah Shields, and Ilya Poletaev will perform on the DeLong Harpsichord. Works of Francois Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Domenico Scarlatti will be featured.

The DeLong harpsichord was built in 1975 by Richard Kingston, one of the country’s premier harpsichord builders. The instrument was commissioned by Richard DeLong for the studio he maintained in his home, as well as for his recitals and church services. The two manual instrument was built in the French style, as was it Louis XVI-style cabriole stand. After Mr. DeLong’s death, the instrument was donated to the Institute by Dr. Bobby Alexander.

The performers on the program are all students of Richard Rephann, a specialist in French Music of the baroque whose annual recitals of seventeenth and eighteenth century music performed on instruments of the period are widely acclaimed. He is the Director of the Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments and a member of the faculty of the Yale School of Music.