Modern transposition: Pianist Juho Pohjonen
The music of the 17th- and 18th-century French clavecinistes is detailed, subtle, and custom-made for the harpsichord. Playing it on the modern piano requires a careful touch and a thoughtful sensibility. The Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen takes on the challenge in his recital for Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on Saturday, July 29, at 5 p.m. He will perform the 27th ordre from François Couperin’s
Pièces de Clavecin (the concluding suite in the last volume of his collections so titled, from 1730) and Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin (1728), a collection of 15 masterly movements. The performance takes place in the St. Francis Auditorium (the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave.). Tickets ($10-$50) can be had through the festival (www .santafechambermusic.com; 505-982-1890; 888-221-9836, ext. 102). — J.M.K.