with Vera Kochanowsky and Thomas MacCracken, harpsichords
Works of Bartók, Le Roux, Telemann, Jenkins, J. C. Bach, and Planyavsky
About the Performers
Since the beginning of their collaboration as duo harpsichordists in 1994, Vera Kochanowsky and Thomas MacCracken have regularly included music from both the eighteenth and the twentieth centuries in their concerts. Their first recital featured the American premiere of Peter Planyavsky's Quatre pièces pour 2 clavecins, and they subsequently gave the first public performance of Léonie Jenkins' The Elements at a concert devoted to "The Harpsichord in the Twentieth Century and Beyond." Both works receive their debut recordings here.
Vera Kochanowsky is a graduate of the Oberlin and New England Conservatories and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stanford University, where she specialized in the performance practices of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Thomas MacCracken, an alumnus of Yale College, earned a doctorate in musicology from the University of Chicago and has also studied historical woodwind and keyboard instruments at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.
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