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Lecture-Recital

April 11, 2019

On Tuesday, April 16 at 4pm DMA candidate Jonathan Salamon (‘23 YSM) will present his lecture-recital, Rediscovering Marianna Martines, Composer and Performer in the Vienna of Haydn and Mozart.

Marianna Martines (1744-1812) was an important and widely-admired figure in her day who dropped into obscurity after her death. A four-hands sonata partner of W.A. Mozart’s at musical parties, she was praised for her beautiful singing, virtuosic keyboard playing, and prodigious skill as a composer. This lecture-recital examines Martines’s place in music history at the crossroads of the classical style in Vienna and concludes with a performance of her harpsichord sonata in A, Op. 5 (1765).

Jonathan Salamon is completing his second year of the Doctor of Musical Arts program in harpsichord at the Yale School of Music, where he also earned his Master of Music degree. A native of Connecticut and New York City, Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree from New York University. He teaches secondary harpsichord students at Yale and has presented lecture-recitals at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and at the Historical Keyboard Society of North America’s 2018 conference. Most recently, he presented his DMA thesis at Temple University’s 2019 THEMUS Conference. His research and performance interests include classical improvisation, galant schemata theory, the music of J.S. Bach, and baroque performance practice.

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