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Louis Bagger (Harpsichord)

Born: USA

The American harpsichordist, Louis Bagger, received a Bachelor's degree in Italian literature from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in musicology from Princeton University. His harpsichord studies were with two of the acknowledged masters of our time: Ralph Kirkpatrick and Gustav Leonhardt. in addition, he studied piano with Arthur Loesser and Edward Steuermann, organ with Frank Bozyan and Carl Weinrich, and, in Rome as a Fulbright scholar, with Ferruccio Vignanelli.

Louis Bagger is widely recognized as a recitalist and chamber musician. He has presented recitals in Boston, New York, and Washington and has performed on concert tours at colleges and universities across the United States. He has also appeared at the Aston Magna Festival, the Gulbankian Festival in Portugal, and as a guest artist with the Waverly Consort, the Boston Camerata, the Cambridge Society for Early Music, and, on a European tour, with the Baroque Trio. The New York Times has written that Bagger "has the technique to do anything he wants," and the Boston Globe noted that "this is about the biggest harpsichord playing I've ever heard -- bounding rhythms, vigorous articulation and daring conceptions."

Currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, Louis Bagger has also served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Harvard University, as artist-in-residence at the University of California at Davis, and on the summer staff of the Eastman School of Music.

Louis Ba has recorded, both as a soloist and with other solo artist, for Vox, Monitor, Musical Heritage Society and Titanic Records.

Source: Cornell Chronicle Website (March 6, 2003); Titanic Records Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2011)

Louis Bagger: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

Top harpsichordist, noted tenor grace CU stages this week (Cornell Chronicle)

Art of Fugue – JS. Bach - Louis Bagger, Harpsichord (Titanic)

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