John Loeillet, born in Ghent 1680, was internationally renowned during his lifetime and worked for the greater part of his career in London, where he died in 1730. He was the only one of the Loeillet dynasty (his brothers and nephews also being musicians) to have written for keyboard. In London two books for harpsichord or spinet were published. The first volume (ca. 1712) is much indebted to Henry Purcell and John Blow, whereas the 1723 volume is written in a more personal style, combining French grandeur and elegance with Italian frivolity. The concert brings together several pieces for keyboard by Loeillet, but also from his English colleagues and teachers. Devlieger's recording of this repertoire in MIRYconcerthall was recently released on CD.
Works by John Blow, John Loeillet and Henry Purcell.
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