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Kenneth Weiss

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Scarlatti: Sonate en ré mineur, K 18

Territory represented: Canada

Kenneth Weiss was born in New York City where he attended the High School of Performing Arts. After studying with Lisa Goode Crawford at the Oberlin Conservatory he continued with Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Consertorium in Amsterdam. From 1990-93 he was Musical Assistant to William Christie at Les Arts Florissants for numerous opera productions and recordings. He later conducted… • Read the full biography

What the media says…

“As a former musical assistant to Willaim Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Weiss knows very well how to translate the varied gestures and kinetic energy of Rameau’s beguiling dances from the orchestra pit to the manuels of a harpsichord. His playing, refined in its technique and communicative in its inflections, pulsates with life, vividly evoking Pygmalion’s sculptor’s hammer at one moment and the many colourful vignettes of Les Indes galantes at the next. an exhilarating recital, with a recording that faithfully captures the character of two fine instruments by Goujon (c1740) and Hemsch (1761).” — BBC Music Magazine

“Kenneth Weiss. offers a mixed programme, superbly played at well-judged tempi and recorded with clarity.” — Gramophone

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