Le Voyage dans le Temps

Presented by San Francisco International Piano Festival

The festival presents its first LIVE event with a concert celebrating French music through the ages. Renowned harpsichordists Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy join artistic director Jeffrey LaDeur for this special event, representing the powerful and influential voice of the harpsichord and its impact on piano literature. 

This program juxtaposes the charm, innocence, and wisdom of Couperin’s “Les petits âges” and Bach’s luminous Prelude and Fugue in E Major with César Franck’s Prélude, Aria et Final, the latter a direct descendant and proponent of early music synthesized with his own unique harmonic language. After intermission, Jory Vinikour returns to perform two magical works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, a North Star of French music, particularly that of Claude Debussy. 


Couperin 7ème Ordre: Les Petits Ages: La Muse Naissante L’Enfantine, L’Adolescente, Les Délices 

Bach from Well Tempered Clavier Book II  Prelude and Fugue in E Major BWV 878 

Franck Prélude, Aria et Final

Rameau Les cyclopes, Gavotte et doubles 

Debussy Homage á Rameau, Masques, D’un cahier d’esquisses, L’isle joyeuse 

Jory Vinikour, harpsichord 

Philippe LeRoy, harpsichord

Jeffrey LaDeur, piano 

Program Items

Francois Couperin Les Petits Âges
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in E Major from Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
César Franck Prélude, Aria et Final
Jean-Philippe Rameau Gavotte in A Minor, Les Cyclopes
Claude Debussy Homage à Rameau, Masques, D'un cahier d'esquisses, L'isle joyeuse


Jory Vinikour Harpsichordist
Philippe LeRoy Harpsichordist
Jeffrey LaDeur Pianist

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States