Across the Alps

Friday, August 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester (map)

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Sundin Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul (map)

Pre-concert talk begins 60 minutes prior to concert time.

A program of music showing the spread of the Italian Style across Europe! Pedro Gandía returns for his second appear­ance with Lyra in a program of music by Vivaldi, Muffat, Marcello, Bach, and Caldara, in many musical forms includ­ing Overtures, Sinfonias, and Concertos.

Pedro Gandía Martín, baroque violin


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Ouverture L’Olimpiade in C Major, RV 725

Concerto in G Minor, RV 156

Concerto in C Major, RV 114

Benedetto Marcello (1686–1739)
Joaz: Sinfonia in D Major

J.S Bach (1685–1750)
Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056

Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
Propitia Sydera: Concerto in G Major

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736)
La Morte de Abel: Introduzione in F Minor

Guest Artists

Pedro Gandía Martin

Violinist Pedro Gandía Martín performs worldwide as a soloist and ensemble member. He is a member of the trio Passamezzo Antico and artistic director of the Baroque Orchestra of Seville. He is on faculty at the Musikene (the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country) in San Sebastián, and is also teaching historical music courses at the University of Salamanca and Aracena.

Gandía did his violin studies with Félix Ayo, Z. Rutkowski, and Jan Hulst in Bilbao and Rotterdam. He has also worked extensively with and under the direction of renowned early music specialists such as Barry Sargent, Monica Huggett, Enrico Gatti, Jaap Schröder, Andrew Manze, François Fernandez, Marc Minkowski, Roy Goodman, Sigiswald Kuijken, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Harry Christophers, Fabio Bonizzoni, and Wim ten Have.

An active performer, Gandía has played in the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls with groups such as Passamezzo Antico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Leipzig’s Chürsasische Capelle, Café Zimmermann, Baroque Orchestra of Seville, Baroque Orchestra of Salamanca, and Al Ayre Español. Under his direction, the Baroque Orchestra of Salamanca has presented several programs focused on cantatas of Bach and Handel, concerti grossi of Corelli, Hellendal, and Handel, and baroque suites of Locke, Purcell, Telemann, and Conti.

He has recorded extensively for labels including Arsis, Columns Classics, Warner-Erato, ONA Digital, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Alma Musik, Archiv Produktion, Harmonia Mundi, as well as for the BBC, Radio France, Polish and Danish Radio, RNE, and Radio Euskadi.

Jacques Ogg

One of the most prominent and influential modern masters of harpsichord and fortepiano, Jacques Ogg performs worldwide as a soloist and continuo player. He was a member of one of the world’s leading period-instrument ensembles, the Orchestra of the 18th Century, directed by the late Frans Brüggen. He works regularly with baroque orchestras around the world, most recently in Brazil, South Korea, and Spain, and also performs regularly as part of the Dutch Masters Trio with flautist Wilbert Hazelzet and cellist Jaap ter Linden.

Highly sought after as a pedagogue, Mr. Ogg is a harpsichord professor at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, one of the world’s foremost institutes for early music. He co-directs the Baroque Instrumental Program—an intensive summer music course in the Twin Cities—and has been the artistic director of the Lyra Baroque Orchestra since 2000. His discography includes more than sixty recordings with labels such as Philips, Sony, EMI, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Glossa. Fono Forum, Germany’s largest music magazine, named Mr. Ogg’s CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations the finest recording of this work presently available.