MY SECRET VALENTINE: A Lecture-Recital With Harpsichordist Arthur Haas


3203 SE Woodstock Blvd

Important Venue Notes

Performing Arts Building, Room 320



This lecture recital will explore the connections between Elisabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre and François Couperin, two of the towering figures in French harpsichord music in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. They were about the same age, grew up together, were related through marriage, and both were heavily influenced by Corelli’s appearances in Paris at formative stages of their careers. He will specifically look at and play examples from La Guerre’s d minor suite from 1707 and Couperin’s 2nd ordre of 1713, illustrating these connections and pointing out important performance practice gestures in their music.

Tickets: WEKA member, or student/faculty/staff of Reed College, free Regular admission $20 Student and Senior (over 62) $10