The brazillian harpsichordist Rosana Lanzelotte gave a stimulating recital at the Wigmore Hall on 17 April. Here is an artist completely attuned to the different styles of her chosen composers, completely confident and playing with composure backed by a superlative technique.
Lazelotte began with Bach´s Suite in E minor BWV 995, each of the six movements deftly characterized. There followed a fascinating rarity, a Suite in C minor by the little-known Pancrace Royer, a french contemporary of Rameu. This suite of four finely wrought movements proved masterly in terms of texture and melodic grace. It was played with superb aplomb.
So to another richly caparisoned Suite, this time by Antoine Forqueray, and a coupleof sparking Sonatas by Scarlatti: all delivered with an enviable sense of style.
The cautious Wigmore regulars stayed away from this newcomer. Next time they can make amends by filling the house. They will be well rewarded.