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Greg Dikmans & David Macfarlane – Flute and Harpsichord

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$20 – $25

Two of Australia’s most respected interpreters of Baroque music.


François Couperin
Concert No.8 dans le goût Théatral

Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia No.7 in D, TWV 40:8
Fantasia No.3 in B minor, TWV 40:4

François Couperin
Passacaille, No.9 from the Second Livre, 8eme Ordre
Second livre de pièces de clavin, huiteme ordre, 9. Passacaille

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in B minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV1030

About the artists

Two of Australia’s most respected interpreters of Baroque music will come together to explore a rich 18th century repertoire. Greg Dikmans is an internationally recognised performer of 18th century flutes and a practitioner of historical performance practices. David Macfarlane is an organist and harpsichordist whose playing style has received praise both in Australia and throughout Europe.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents Bach’s masterpiece for flute and obligato harpsichord, the Sonata in B minor BWV 1030. The two instruments are treated as equal partners with seamlessly woven interplay providing a trio sonata texture.

The serene second movement makes full use of the lyricism of the flute. A fast-paced Presto opens with imitative entries before expanding into a driven, rhythmically propulsive finale. A rare opportunity to hear one of Bach’s greatest works. Paired to this is the delightful Concert No. 8 in G major by François Couperin. An unambiguously charming piece.

Finishing with the opportunity to revel in the baroque flute as a solo instrument showcased by two Telemann Fantasias, alongside two Polonaises by the brilliantly gifted son of Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, which allow the harpsichord to display its gallant qualities.

Booking Information

Friday 22 April 2022 6pm

Duration: 1 hour (no interval)


Standard $25 ($20 Concession)


April 22
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$20 – $25


Melbourne Recital Centre
David Macfarlane


Melbourne Recital Centre
Sturt Street, Southbank
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