Photo © Caleb Baer, 2012. Printed with permission of The Williams Record
Victor Hill Concert
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Renowned harpsichordist Victor Hill will present a free solo recital featuring "Goldberg Variations" by J. S. Bach. This work is the culmination of Bach's harpsichord compositions.
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 in Europe. Hill plays the 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.