Didier François. Solo Récital on the Nyckelharpa.

The Nyckelharpa is best known from Swedish traditional music but in the 15th Century the instrument was known throughout Europe.
In the 17th Century it was made popular in our region through Praetorius, a German composer from the early days of Baroque and is currently experiencing a renewed interest since the 1970's in Sweden where it has been played continuously for 400 years.

Today few people know this wonderful instrument or realize the place it holds in the history of music it has a unique yet typical sound with an organic power hidden in it's bizarre appearance.

The Nyckelharpa will be purely and acoustically presented to the public in many other forms than traditional Swedish folk music. The evening is filled with a variety of styles: Bach, Ysaye, a Spanish buleria and also jazz themes such as "Crystal Bells" from Charlie Mariano or a bossa nova by A.C Jobim. Music for everyone with special care taken to unite the differing styles.
The common thread throughout this fascinating project is the re-discovery of a forgotten, or for some, unknown instrument. The richness of the Nyckelharpa's palette of notes and the retrieval of it's long forgotten sounds bring to the surface emotions that deep down we all subconsciously recognize and cherish

60 minutes
the concert is acoustic with an intimate atmosphere.
A minimum of sound and light is required

mp3 Nine D. Francois
mp3 Bach sonata Am 3d part
mp3 Malinconia E Ysaye
mp3 Bach partita 1 double
mp3 Shall I weep or shall I sing?
mp3 luisa Antonio Carlos Jobim

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