The Virtuoso Harpsichord

Vibrant young Melbourne-based harpsichordist, Jacqueline Ogeil showcases the virtuosic, dramatic and passionate sides of the harpsichord.

Vibrant young Melbourne harpsichordist Jacqueline Ogeil showcases the very virtuosic side of the harpsichord in a CD featuring J. S. Bach's 'Fantasia and Fugue', 5 sparkling sonatas by Scarlatti, Handel's 'Suite in B flat', Rameau's elegant 'Troisème Concert', and the premiere recording of Naji Hakim's suite 'Shasta' – Ogeil studied with the award winning composer while in Paris where he told her to make the work "bite and scratch".

Ogeil hopes that this disc will dispel any ideas that the harpsichord is old-fashioned or lacking in tonal colour. By chosing works with flair, this young talented performer demonstrates the dramatic and passionate side of the instrument.

Artist

Jacqueline Ogeil

After extensive study overseas, Jacqueline Ogeil has performed in the Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, as well as the Melbourne Fringe, Castlemaine, Port Fairy and Collins Street Festivals. She has recorded for the ABC and 3MBS, was a semi-finalist for the Young Achiever of the Year awards and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust award.


Press quotes

“Ogeil's playing is full of excitement and digital dexterity.”

— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide

“Ogeil's interpretations are fluent, expressive and elegant ... a solid performance with panache worthy of a musician of greater experience and fame.”

— Christopher Price, Soundscapes

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Fantasia et Fuga in d ("Cromatico"), BWV 903 Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. Fantasia 6:00
  2. Fuga 5:30
  3. Sonata in C, K. 420 Domenico Scarlatti 5:11
  4. Sonata in C, K. 421 Domenico Scarlatti 4:15
  5. Sonata in a, K. 175 Domenico Scarlatti 3:59
  6. Sonata in C, K. 513 Domenico Scarlatti 5:10
  7. Suite in B-flat George Frideric Handel

  8. Prelude 1:57
  9. Sonata 1:59
  10. Air & Variations 4:23
  11. Troisième Concert Jean-Philippe Rameau

  12. La Lapopliniere 4:35
  13. La Timide 8:15
  14. Tambourins 3:07
  15. Suite: Shasta (5 Movements for Harpsichord) Naji Hakim

  16. Rondo 3:49
  17. Aria 2:16
  18. Capriccio 4:39
  19. Recitativo 1:19
  20. Toccata 3:59

Performers

Composers

Naji Hakim

Composer and organist Naji Hakim is presently organist of la Trinite (directly succeeding the late Olivier Messiaen) and is currently professor at the National Regional Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Domenico Scarlatti

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.


Where to buy

The Virtuoso Harpsichord can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
70 minutes 23 seconds
Producer
John O'Donnell
Engineer
Martin Wright
Editing
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1995
Copyright
© 1995 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1995 Move Records
Category
Baroque
Catalogue number
MD 3167
Alternate catalogue number
MD3167
Barcode
EAN 9314574316728