Image of Melancholly Jean-Luc Ho

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Label: NoMadMusic

Genre: Classical

Artist: Jean-Luc Ho

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  • Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704):
  • 1Toccata Prima (Arr. For harpsichord)05:14
  • Luigi Battiferri (1600 - 1682):
  • 2Ricercare primo a 4 con un soggetto solo (Arr. For harpsichord)03:51
  • Anonymous:
  • 3Passagagli (Arr. For harpsichord)03:43
  • Werner Fabricius (1633 - 1679):
  • 4Gique belle Signore Guernero Fabricio (Arr. For harpsichord)03:19
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
  • 5Andante in G Minor, BWV 969 (Arr. For harpsichord)02:17
  • Jean Henry d'Anglebert (1629 - 1691):
  • 6Prelude in D Minor (Arr. For harpsichord)04:34
  • Johann Sebastian Bach:
  • 718 Chorale Preludes, BWV 651-668: IX. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (Arr. For harpsichord)03:42
  • Tyson Ritter:
  • 8Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI Regis Speciae (Arr. For harpsichord)06:06
  • Luigi Battiferri:
  • 9Ricercare sesto a 4 con due soggetti (Arr. For harpsichord)02:34
  • Nicolas de Grigny (1672 - 1703):
  • 10Récit sur le chant précédent (Arr. For harpsichord)03:00
  • Anonymous:
  • 11Fantasie (Arr. For harpsichord)04:33
  • Luigi Rossi (1597 - 1653):
  • 12Passacaille (Arr. For harpsichord)02:20
  • Anthony Holborne (1545 - 1602):
  • 13Image of Melancholly03:56
  • Total Runtime49:09

Info for Image of Melancholly

In this recording, the harpsichordist Jean-Luc Ho gives us a portrait of the 17th century in Europe, dipping into the treasure-trove of keyboard works of this period. Many of these works by Holborne, Rossi, Battiferi, D'Anglebert, Muffat and J.S. Bach have never been recorded before but are powerfully expressive, having in common a certain melancholy - a mood said in Baroque times to be conducive to "the understanding of the most complex matters".

Jean-Luc Ho, harpsichord

Jean-Luc Ho
From a very young age, Jean-Luc Ho developed a passion for early keyboard instruments. He started playing the harpsichord when he was eight and later took an interest in the organ and the clavichord. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in 2006 (First prize in harpsichord with Olivier Baumont and in figured bass with Blandine Rannou). Greatly influenced by the teaching of Blandine Verlet, he also benefited from the advice of Martin Gester and Jos van Immerseel.

His taste for period instruments and the art of instrument making have given him access to famous instrument collections and prestigious organ lofts. He has given recitals at the Cobbe Collection in Hatchlands, the Fenton House collection in London, the Musée de la Musique in Paris, the Musée des Beaux Arts in Chartres, the Château d'Assas and performed on the organs of Ste Croix de Bordeaux, Souvigny, Dole and St Remy in Dieppe.

A regular guest on France Musique as a soloist, he has been heard in CPE Bach's harpsichord concerto in D minor Wq 23, playing the Longmann & Brodrip from the Musée de la Musique (2008), in recital (Young Performers’ Series, Radio France-Montpellier Festival) and on Gaëtan Naulleau's "Matin des Musiciens", for a programme entirely devoted to Bach and Couperin.

Jean-Luc is also in great demand as a continuo player, and has performed and recorded with Hervé Niquet (Le Concert Spirituel), David Stern (Opera fuoco), Benjamin Perrot (La Rêveuse), Jay Bernfeld (Fuoco e Cenere) and Raphaël Pichon (Pygmalion).

He taught harpsichord at the music school in Franconville (Val d’Oise) from 2004 to 2011, and enjoys sharing his passion for music with a wider audience at the Abbaye de Royaumont, the Musée de la Musique in Paris, and with Arcal (compagnie nationale de théâtre lyrique et musical).

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