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Harpsichord and Baroque music in Taiwan! Feat. Pieter-Jan Belder (part 1)

  • 23 January, 2023
RtiFM Online: Come Along!
Sharon, Pieter-Jan, and Alice. We love the height difference. (Photo: Sharon Lin)

Hello, hello, happy Lunar New Year to you! Welcome to a Lunar New Year special of Come Along, where I bring you a full 30 min of program. Have you ever listened to the sound of a harpsichord? Today’s guest is a master of this instrument, and more. Let’s welcome Pieter-Jan Belder, award-winning harpsichordist and conductor from the Netherlands. He was here for the 2023 Fitzwilliam Festival where he gave several live performances in Taiwan. I was lucky enough to attend one, and it was so beautiful. I’m curious, how and why Pieter-Jan chose this instrument? As a harpsichordist, does he have specific preferences of clothing for performances? As someone who loves old music, what’s his take on popular music? Let’s find out.

 

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