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Enjoy the harpsichord at the Handel House Museum

Published: Monday 9th of June 2008

Since the Middle Ages, music lovers have been enjoying the sounds of harpsichord and in modern times the instrument has been used by the likes of Tori Amos, the Rolling Stones and REM.

On June 10th, those wanting to experience the expressive potential of the instrument can hear a recital of 17th-century works at Handel House Museum.

The recital consists of music by composers such as J J Froberger, M Weeckmann and Ch Ritter, preformed by Michele Benuzzi.

Mr Benuzzi studied the harpsichord with Ottavio Dantone and received his performing diploma at the Royal College of Music in London. He also studied musicology at the University of Pavia.

In 2003, he won the third prize at the 17th annual Yamanashi International Harpsichord Competition in Japan.

The Handel House Museum was home to the baroque composer George Frideric Handek from 1723 until his death in 1759. London Pass holders can receive free admission to the museum.

Melancholie, Plainte and Lamentation, takes place between 18:30 - 19:30.

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