Lyra’s first recording in 13 years is here!


For the first time in 13 years, Lyra has recorded a CD—and we want to shout it from the rooftops! Join us at our CD release party to celebrate the successful recording of three imaginative, challenging, and yet rarely recorded pieces of C.P.E. Bach’s music:

  • Flute Concerto in G Major, Wq. 169
  • Harpsichord Concerto in C Minor, Wq. 37
  • Flute Concerto in D Major, Wq. 13

The recording features world-renowned soloists Jacques Ogg (harpsichord) and Wilbert Hazelzet (baroque flute), along with guest concertmaster Marc Destrubé (baroque violin). The project also highlights the strength of Lyra’s core of local musicians. It is their enthusiasm and hard work that have brought Lyra, thriving, into our fourth decade of music-making.

Wilbert Hazelzet

Jacques Ogg

Marc Destrubé

Thank you, donors!

A project like this takes the support of many music lovers, including the following:

Peter & Bari Amadio
Mark & Lucy Bahn
Dagmar Baumann
Anne Black-Sinak
Senator Rudy & Ellen Boschwitz
Jane Bowers
Nikolas Boyce
Nancy Britson
Jackson Bryce
Lucia Lahiff Crane
Inger & Don Dahlin
Shelly Damm
Immanuel Davis
Nancy Dingel
Joseph Dolson
Jeanne & Dan Doty
Karl & Liesl
Michael Dunham
Mary Findley
Susan Flygare
Judy Gilats

Jill Goodrich
George & Anne Green
Bob Gremore
Art & Elaine Halbardier
Brian, Kathryn, & Liam Hanley
Susan Harstad
Eric Hart
Robyn & Christoph Hauenstein
Phebe Haugen
Doug Heidenreich
Tom & Martie Hoag
Maria Jette
John Judd & Janet Nagele-Judd
Amanda Kaler
Chris Kraft & Nelson Capes
Nita Krevans
Andrew Kuchling
Arnold & Karen Kustritz
Buffy Larson
Allen & Nancy Levine
Johanna & Eric Lorbach

Ross Maker & Shelly Britton
Micah & Susan Maziar
Lucia Newell
Beth Nienow
Sarah & Christian Ogilvie
Cathy Parlin
Joan Rabe & Jay Kurtz
Dr. Thomas Dillon Redshaw
Ellen Rider & Stanley King
Bruce Rovner & Ann Barclay Rovner
John & Stephanie Rupp
Steven Savitt
Robert & Cora Scholz
Ben & Sally Scott
Richard & Mary Jo Skaggs
Victoria Smith
E.E. & M-A Strehler
Sara Thompson & Jim Schmitz
Bonnie & Mark Turpin
Martha Wallen
Leslie & Jim Wilkie
Holly Windle & Richard Rames

The recording process:

In April 2018, Lyra spent four full, inspiring days at Vasa Lutheran Church in Welch, Minnesota. Following the recording stage, we entered the phase of editing and producing. Now, we are ready to share the music with you!

Here are a few photos from our recording week. Click to see the full-size version.