LIVESTREAM Richard Egarr & Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya: Quatre-Mains

3 mei 2020 | 17.00 uur | Geelvinck Livestream Concerten,
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Date: May 3rd 2020 
Start: 5 PM Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) 

Five Masters – Four Hands – Two Stars

Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya
Richard Egarr

J.C. Bach, Mozart, Dussek, Schubert & Fauré
Quatre-mains on an original fortepiano
by Johann Baptiste Streicher, Vienna, 1867

As an introduction to the program, Richard Egarr will talk about his enthusiasm for playing quatre-mains on historic pianos and his personal views on the interpretation of especially these pieces.


Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782):
Sonata in A, Op.18 No.5 in A (W.A. 19, c. 1781)
– 1st movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791):
Sonata in B-flat major (K.358, 1773-1774)
– 2nd and 3rd movements
Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812):
Grande Sonata in C major, Op.48
– 1st and 2nd movements
Franz Schubert (1797-1826):
Fantasia in f minor, Op. 103 (D.940, 1828)
– 4 movements
Gabriele Fauré (1845-1924)
Dolly Suite, Op 56 (1892-1894)
– Berceuse


This concert is organised in honour of the birthdays of the artist Margriet M.J. Buisman-Boele on April 26th and of her partner, the world-famous astronomer prof.dr. Kees de Jager, who turned 99 on April 29th 2020. 


Richard Egarr was appointed Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music in 2006. He was Associate Artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 2011 to 2017 and has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Residentie Orkest in The Hague from 2019. He is Artistic Partner of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Music Director Designate of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. He will assume Music Directorship in 2021. Egarr has conducted many leading orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and period ensembles such as The Handel and Haydn Society. As well as an accomplished conductor Egarr is also a brilliant harpsichordist, and equally skilled on the organ and fortepiano. He regularly plays solo at major venues such as Wigmore Hall, London, and Carnegie Hall, New York, and has recorded many albums for Harmonia Mundi and Linn. He is patron of the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival. Egarr trained as a choirboy at York Minster, was organ scholar at Clare College Cambridge, and later studied with Gustav and Marie Leonhardt. He is a Visiting Artist and Professor at The Juilliard School in New York and previously he has been professor for fortepiano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. .

Born in Moscow, Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya studied piano and early keyboards in Moscow, Amsterdam and Munich. She has won top prizes at competitions held in Austria, Saint Petersburg, Prague and Leipzig. She appears regularly as a soloist and chamber partner at festivals all over Europe, Russia and Asia. She loves playing early keyboards, particularly with her Duo Pleyel partner, and husband, Richard Egarr. Alexandra plays often recitals for Geelvinck Music in Museums.

They just released the new CD ‘Schubert: Lebensstürme – Music for Piano Four-Hands’. Among many other fantastic quatre-mains pieces by Schubert, you’ll find the Fantasie in f minor, to be performed live in our program.

May 3rd is also the birthday of Alexandra!


The historic fortepiano was built in Vienna, 1867, by Johann Baptist Streicher (1796-1871), purveyor to the Imperial Austrian Court since 1839. This fine instrument, which is part of the collection of Museum Geelvinck (formerly part of the famous Finchcocks Collection), was restored by Gijs Wilderom and is being tuned by Hans Kramer (De Pianotemmer).

Video realisation: Michel Agterberg Video Productions

Tickets & explanation

The procedure is really simple:
– you buy on-line a ticket; if you do not have iDeal, use VISA, Master Card or American Express
– you automatically receive your ticket by e-mail
– on the ticket is the url of our webpage for this particular live stream concert: click on the url or place it in your browser
On Sunday May 3rd, a few minutes before the start of the concert, you just surf to this webpage and follow the instructions.

If you need any help, email
Or call: +31.578695670 or +31.654794606

Free tickets

Free tickets are meant for students, professional musicians, professors / teachers of music and musical heritage professionals, as well as for Friends and Maecenases of Museum Geelvinck.

Support: Donate!

In this time of Covid-19, there are many on-line efforts, which are free of charge. However, neither musicians, nor museums can live from the wind. We kept the ticket price really low: just € 5.00 (including 9% VAT) per view. Obviously, this low ticket price will not generate enough revenues for covering the costs of this live stream concert. Not to mention, that, like many other museums, concert venues and festival organisations, our museum is already in the ‘survival mode’, due to the government restrictions to curb the spreading of Covid-19. Also note, that our museum does not receive any structural government subsidies.

However, for our circle of musicians and piano technicians the current situation is even much worse: no paid concerts, means no income.
Therefore, Geelvinck Livestream Concerts aims at realising concerts, which generate income for them.
In addition, we hope to give our audience the joy of listening ‘live’ music performed on historical pianos.
This way, we try to keep our musical heritage, both tangible and intangible, alive!

That is why we kindly ask you to give a generous donation, when you buy your ticket.

The concert is part of a short series of Geelvinck Livestream Concerts with the theme ‘Freedom‘ in honour of the commemoration of 75 years after the liberation of the Netherlands from the Nazi Occupation by the Allied Forces.
With gratitude to the Luther Museum, Amsterdam, which has provided the venue free of charge.
The Geelvinck Salon concert series are realised with support by the SKIP-arrangement of the Fonds voor Podiumkunsten.

Real Time

Please note: the live stream is real-time.
it is not a video, which you would be able to replay at a later moment.
Please do not miss it: join the live stream in time!

We record the concert professionally, doing our utmost to generate a high quality audio. However, the sound reproduction depends on your desktop computer, laptop, iPad, smarttv of smartphone.


Geelvinck Livestream Concerts

Zoals alle musea en concertpodia, heeft ons museum vanwege de Corona-maatregels alle geplande concerten moeten cancellen. Daarmee zijn onze eigen inkomsten vrijwel opgedroogd, terwijl de vaste kosten wel gewoon doorlopen. Zonder daarover zielig te willen zeuren, is Museum Geelvinck nu daardoor in de ‘overlevingsmodus’ geraakt.

Maar voor onze musici, van wie alle inkomsten gestokt zijn, is de situatie zo niet nog nijpender.
Deze livestream concerten zijn opgezet om de musici toch ‘live’ concerten te kunnen laten uitvoeren. Zo kunnen wij de musici in deze barre tijden helpen en bovendien onze historische fortepiano’s tot klinken brengen.

Voor de lage ticketprijs van € 5 (incl. 9% BTW) per view kan dit concert vanzelfsprekend financieel niet uit. Musici moeten een gage ontvangen in lijn met de Fair Practice Code en bovendien vormt de professionele productie van een live stream een relatief hoge extra kostenpost, die bovenop de reguliere kosten van het organiseren van een concert komt. Normaal betaalt u € 18 per persoon voor een ticket en nu hoeft u niet van huis en kunt u vanuit uw luie stoel toch van het concert genieten voor slechts € 5 (en iedereen in uw huiskamer mag meekijken en -luisteren).

Daarom vragen wij u bij de aankoop van uw ticket ook een donatie te doen. Bij voorbaat hartelijk dank.

Met dank aan het Luther Museum, dat de kerkzaal belangeloos voor dit concert aan ons ter beschikking heeft gesteld.
De Geelvinck Salon is mede mogelijk gemaakt door de SKIP-regeling van het Fonds voor Podiumkunsten.


Studenten, professionele musici, muziekdocenten, musicologen en professionals op het terrein van muziekgeschiedenis, musea en erfgoed nodigen wij uit gebruik te maken van de knop ‘Vrijkaart’. Verder is de knop ‘Vrijkaart’ uitsluitend bedoeld voor Vrienden en Maecenassen van Museum Geelvinck, alsmede familieleden van de uitvoerend musici en van de jarigen die wij met dit concert eren: M.M.J. Buisman-Boele en C. de Jager.

Tickets & uitleg

Zo werkt het:
– u bestelt on-line een ticket; uw ticket met de link wordt u automatisch toegemaild.
– zondag 3 mei klikt u kort / enige minuten voor aanvang (eerder mag ook) op de link, die op uw ticket staat
– via die link komt u automatisch op onze livestream pagina en daar klikt u dan op ‘Ga naar de livestream’
Zo simpel is het!

Lukt het nog steeds niet, mail ons op
Of bel: 0578695670 of 0654794606


Richard en Alexandra zijn niet alleen muzikale partners, maar ook levenspartners: getrouwd! Daarom is quatre-mains (waarbij ze samen de piano bespelen) binnen de Corona-maatregels toegestaan. De cameraman staat op meer dan twee meter afstand. Er is bij de opnames geen publiek aanwezig.


Geelvinck Livestream Concerten

Geelvinck Livestream Concerten is een videokanaal waarop concerten, georganiseerd door Museum Geelvinck, op afstand, maar in real time, te beleven zijn.