Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

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Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

Post by jserraglio » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:55 pm


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Re: Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

Post by jserraglio » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 am

Blandine Verlet (27 February 1942, Paris – 30 December 2018) was a harpsichordist and a harpsichord teacher. Born into a musical family, she was the seventh of ten children, and in 1957 gained admission to the Paris Conservatoire, studying piano and harpsichord. Having decided on her specialty, she studied harpsichord with Huguette Dreyfus in Paris, Ruggero Gerlin in Siena and Ralph Kirckpatrick in the US. A significant competition prize in Paris in 1963 led to engagements in Italy and West Germany.

Verlet has been widely praised for her recordings of Bach, including the 'Goldberg Variations', but it is perhaps in the music of her compatriot François Couperin « le Grand » that she displays exceptional sensitivity and imagination. Verlet recorded Couperin's complete works in the 1970s and 80s, and in late 2011 she returned to re-record five 'ordres' on the period Henri Hemsch harpsichord. --QTD from Wikipedia

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Re: Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

Post by barney » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:31 pm

A fine musician. RIP.

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