Berkeley Festival and Exposition

Eugene Petrushansky at BFX Ten

* Notes * 
The only Berkeley Festival and Exposition event I could attend this year was a harpsichord recital played by Eugene Petrushansky. The afternoon performance began with Bach's Toccata in F#, BMV 110, which I missed entirely due to my tardiness. I managed to hear all of the Suite in B Minor from Matthias Weckmann, which sounded clear and passionate. This was followed by two Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, K 133 in C Major and K 175 in A Minor. The first had an almost circus-like aspect, the second had an appealing percussive quality. Petrushansky made a good case for Froberger, playing Suite in C Major and a miniature suite. The constrasts in tempi were particularly fine.

* Tattling * 
The audience was quiet and attentive. I believe I was the least well-behaved person there, given that I was late.