Photo by Caleb Baer. Printed with permission by The Williams Record. See article at http://thewilliamsrecord.com/2012/02/29/mathematician-delights-with-revival-of-baroque-harpsichord/
Victor Hill Concert
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a free solo recital featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s English Suites in G minor, A major, and E minor. German composer J. S. Bach (1685–1750) was a master of the Baroque period renowned for the artistic beauty, technical skill, and intellectual depth of his ecclesiastical and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments.
Hill was Professor of Mathematics at Williams College for forty years. He studied the harpsichord in Amsterdam with the noted Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt and has played more than 900 concerts throughout the United States and Europe. Hill plays a double-manual harpsichord of eighteenth-century design that was custom-built for him in 1997 by Richard Kingston of Asheville, North Carolina. He tunes the instrument himself in a common eighteenth-century pitch and temperament.