Photo: Stefan Schweiger

Photos of the concert

Photos: Johannes Paqué

Menno van Delft am Cembalo
Foto von Menno van Delft

Dear friends of music,

It is a special honour to welcome Menno van Delft to the Musikstudio! A proven expert on the harpsichord and clavichord, he has performed all over the world both as a soloist and as a basso continuo player, won major prizes and is now one of the most prominent performers in his guild worldwide.

This concert had been planned for a long time, but again and again it had to be delayed because of COVID – until now! Look forward to an enjoyable evening with sounds by the Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the British Dr. John Bull as well as François Couperin and his great-nephew Armand-Louis Couperin and finally Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

A grandiose tour through the Baroque to the Classical period!

Saturday, 25th of September 2021


Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14
53115 Bonn


Hygiene standards:

We request the following evidence (please provide as QR codes – either digitally or printed on):

– either a daily negative rapid corona test
– Proof of a double vaccination against Covid19
– Proof of recovery from a Covid19 infection.

Masks are mandatory up to the seats!

You can find more information here.


1st part – Ruckers

 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621):
Toccata in C (C2)
Onder een linde groen 

 Dr. John Bull (1562 – 1628)
Pavan & Galliard in the second mode (MB 77+78) 
The King’s Hunt (MB 125) 
In Nomine 9 (MB 28) 


 2nd part – Taskin

François Couperin (1668–1733):
Prélude in G minor (aus “L’Art de toucher le clavecin, Paris, 1716)

From Ordre 1 (Paris, 1713)
– Allemande L’Auguste
– Seconde courante
– Sarabande
– Les Silvains

Armand-Louis Couperin (1727–1789):
Suite in B flat major (Paris, 1751)

– La Turpin
– Gavotte 1 + 2
– Menuet 1 + 2
– La de Breüil
– L’Affligée
– L’Enjouée

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791):
Twelve Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Mamam”
(Composed 1778 in Paris)

Played on a copy from the Edinburgh Museum. After Ruckers /Taskin.
Built in 1985 by Michael Latcham.

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Menno van Delft

Foto von Menno van Delft am Instrument

Photo: Adam Binks

Menno van Delft (Amsterdam, 1963) studied harpsichord, organ and musicology at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the University of Utrecht. Amongst his professors were Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen, Piet Kee, Jacques van Oortmerssen and Willem Elders.
In 1988 Menno van Delft won the clavichord prize at the C.Ph.E. Bach Competition in Hamburg and subsequently made his debut at the Holland Festival Early Music Utrecht. He gave concerts and master classes throughout Europe and the U.S.A. and made numerous recordings for radio and television.
As a continuo player and soloist Menno van Delft performed with Pieter Wispelwey, Bart Schneemann and Jacques Zoon and with the Nederlandse Opera, Al Ayre Español, Nederlands Blazersensemble, Cantus Cölln, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Nederlandse Bachvereniging and recorded for labels such as Globe, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Chandos, Channel Classics, Capriccio, EMI and Decca.
With Johannes Leertouwer and the Schönbrunn Ensemble (with Marten Root and Viola de Hoog) he recorded J.S. Bach’s six violin sonatas and the musical offering. Menno van Delft recorded J.S. Bach’s Kunst der Fuge and keyboard toccatas and took part in a CD project with the complete keyboard works of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, which received a 2003 Edison and the Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik Preis. In 2004 the first of a series of recordings on important historical clavichords was released by Teknon: sonatas and variations by J.G. Müthel on the 1763 J.A. Hass clavichord from the Russell Collection in Edinburgh.
A recording on two clavichords of the MIM in Berlin (the 1728 Hass and the Horn from ca. 1793) and a recording for Resonus with J.S. Bach’s six Partitas on the Hoffmann clavichord from 1784 at Hatchlands are about to come out.
Together with Siebe Henstra he forms the clavichord duo Der Prallende Doppelschlag. Menno van Delft teaches harpsichord, clavichord and basso continuo at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (formerly Sweelinck Conservatorium) and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.

I’m looking forward to your visit!

Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

Current exhibition: to be announced
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755