J.S. Bach Sonatas: Rebecca Troxler, baroque flute; Elaine Funaro, harpsichord; Brent Wissick, viola da gamba
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
Sonatas for flute and basso continuo by J.S. Bach performed on period instruments: BWV 1030 in b minor, BWV 1032 in A major, BWV 1034 in e minor, BWV 1035 in E major. Rebecca Troxler has been on the faculty of the Duke Music Department since 1981. She received the B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees from the Juilliard School. She has a special love for historic flutes and plays both Baroque (1-keyed) and Classical (6-keyed) flutes. She has recorded two volumes of Haydn trios on the Arabesque label, and in May 2014 Albany Records released her double CD, "Rebecca Troxler Plays Flute Music by Sons ofBach." Elaine Funaro is a popular presence at contemporary and early music festivals around the world and is a past president of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA). She started her harpsichord studies at the Conservatorio Cherubini (Florence) with Annamaria Pernafelli. Following her graduation from Oberlin and the New England Conservatory, her advanced studies took her to the Amsterdam's Sweelinck Conservatory. She has premiered pieces in Amsterdam, Rome, Sydney, Boston, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and elsewhere. In addition to her solo recitals at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and in other notable venues, Funaro has been a frequent collaborator with symphonies and chamber ensembles.