Richard Egarr

Biography

In the decade of the 1990s Richard Egarr's career as a harpsichordist quickly developed, and he began to get attention as a conductor.

As a boy he was a chorister at York Minster, a position that included complete musical training. He learned piano and organ, studying both at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester from age 13. He earned his diploma in organ playing at 16 and became an organ scholar at Manchester Cathedral, then at Clare
Read more College Oxford. The position of organ scholar -- there are generally two at any one time -- is part of the tradition of university chapel choirs in the major British universities. An organ scholar receives a full scholarship to the College and participates in daily services with the College chapel choir throughout the academic year.

Egarr began playing harpsichord while at Oxford, and gained his bachelor of music degree in harpsichord in 1986. He pursued studies in that instrument with David Roblou at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and in private studies with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam, the later on a scholarship from the Dutch government.

In 1988 he entered the International C.P.E. Bach Fortepiano-Clavichord-Harpsichord Competition in Hamburg, Germany, winning first prize. He began appearing as a harpsichord soloist and in 1991 became the harpsichordist of London Baroque, one of the leading early music ensembles. He held that position until 1995, then became Director of the Academy of the Begijnhof, Amsterdam.

He appears regularly in leading music festivals in Europe, the U.S., and Japan. He has begun conducting The Hanover Band, appearing with it live on BBC Radio 3 from the 1999 Warwick Festival, and in an all-Bach program at the Dieppe Early Music Festival, also in 1999.

EMI Records has promoted his developing career by releasing a recording on its Debut series of lower-cost releases by new artists. His recording of the complete keyboard works of Froberger (the first ever) has been received with wide critical praise. Read less
Mozart: Violin Sonatas 1781 / Andrew Manze, Richard Egarr
Release Date: 10/11/2005   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
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Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Etc / Egarr, Manze, Et Al
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Handel: 8
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Bach: Goldberg Variations, 14 Canons / Richard Egarr
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Schubert: Sonatas For Violin And Piano / Manze, Egarr
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Biography

In the decade of the 1990s Richard Egarr's career as a harpsichordist quickly developed, and he began to get attention as a conductor.

As a boy he was a chorister at York Minster, a position that included complete musical training. He learned piano and organ, studying both at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester from age 13. He earned his diploma in organ playing at 16 and became an organ scholar at Manchester Cathedral, then at Clare
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Part I: Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester (Evangelist, Chorus, Jesus)
Part I: Ja nicht auf das Fest (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Da nun Jesus war zu Bethanien (Evangelist)
Part I: Wozu dienet dieser Unrat? (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Da das Jesus merkete, sprach er zu ihnen (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Recitative: Du lieber Heiland du (Alto)
Part I: Aria: Buss und Reu (Alto)
Part I: Recitative: Da ging hin der Zwolfen einer (Evangelist, Judas)
Part I: Blute nur, du liebes Herz (Soprano)
Part I: Recitative: Aber am ersten Tage der Sussen Brot' (Evangelist)
Part I: Wo willst du, dass wir dir bereiten (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Er sprach (Evangelist) - Gehet hin di die Stadt (Jesus)
Part I: Recitative: Und sie wurden sehr betrubt und huben an (Evangelist)
Part I: Herr, bin ich's? (Chorus)
Part I: Chorale: Ich bin's, ich sollte bussen (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Er antwortete und sprach (Evangelist, Jesus, Judas)
Part I: Recitative: Wiewohl mein Herz in Tranen schwimmt (Soprano)
Part I: Aria: Ich will dir mein Herze schenken (Soprano)
Part I: Recitative: Und da sie den Lobgesang gesprochen hatten (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Erkenne mich, mein Huter (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Petrus aber antwortete (Evangelist, Jesus, Petrus)
Part I: Es dient zu meinen Freuden (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Recitative and Chorale: O Schmerz, hier zittert das gequalte Herz (Tenor, Chorus)
Part I: Aria and Chorus: Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (Tenor, Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Und ging hin ein wenig (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Recitative: Der Heiland fallt vor seinem Vater nieder (Bass)
Part I: Aria: Gerne will ich mich bequemen (Bass)
Part I: Recitative: Und er kam zu seinen Jungern (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Chorale: Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend (Evangelist, Jesus, Judas)
Part I: Aria and Chorus: So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen (Alto, Soprano, Chorus)
Part I: Sind Blitze, sind Donner in Wolken verschwunden? (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Und siehe, einer aus denen (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part I: Jesum lass ich nicht von mir (Chorus)
Part II: Aria and Chorus: Ach! Nun ist mein Jesus hin (Alto, Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: Mir hat die Welt truglich gericht' (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen herzutraten (Evangelist, 2 Testes, Pontifex)
Part II: Recitative: Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lugen stille (Tenor)
Part II: Aria: Geduld! Geduld! (Tenor)
Part II: Recitative and Chorus: Und der Hohepriester antwortete (Evangelist, Jesus, Pontifex)
Part II: Er ist des Todes schuldig! (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da spieten sie aus in sein Angesicht und schlugen ihn mit Fausten (Evangelist)
Part II: Weissage uns, Christe, wer its's, der dich schlug? (Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Wer hat dich so geschlagen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast (Evangelist, 2 Servants, Petrus)
Part II: Wahrlich, du bist auch einer von denen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da hub er an, sich zu verfluchen (Evangelist, Petrus)
Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Alto)
Part II: Chorale: Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Des Morgens aber hielten alle Hohepreister (Evangelist, Judas)
Part II: Was gehet uns das an? Da siehe du zu! (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und er warf die Silberlinge in den Tempel, hub sich davon (Evangelist, 2 Pontifices)
Part II: Aria: Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder (Bass)
Part II: Recitative: Sie hielten aber einen Rat (Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus)
Part II: Chorale: Befiehl du deine Wege (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative and Chorus: Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger (Evangelist, Pilatus, Uxor Pilati, Chorus)
Part II: Lass ihn kreuzigen! (Chorus)
Part II: Chorale: Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Der Landpfleger sagte (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Recitative: Er hat uns allen wohlgetan (Soprano)
Part II: Aria: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben (Soprano)
Part II: Recitative: Sie schrieen aber noch mehr (Evangelist)
Part II: Lass ihn kreuzigen! (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da aber Pilatus sahe, dass er nichts schaffete (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Sein Blut komme uber uns und unstre Kinder (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Da gab er ihnen Barrabam los (Evangelist)
Part II: Recitative: Erbarm es Gott (Alto)
Part II: Aria: Konnen Tranen meiner Wangen (Alto)
Part II: Recitative: Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte (Evangelist)
Part II: Gegrusset seist du, Judenkonig! (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und speieten ihn an und nahmen das Rohr und schlugen (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten (Evangelist)
Part II: Recitative: Ja! freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut (Bass)
Part II: Aria: Komm, susses Kreuz (Bass)
Part II: Recitative: Und da sie an die Statte kamen (Evangelist)
Part II: Der du den Tempel Gottes zerbrichst und bauest ihn in dreien Tagen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Desgleichen auch die Hohenpriester spotteten sein samt (Evangelist)
Part II: Andern hat er geholfen und kann sich selber nicht helfen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Desgleichen schmaheten ihn auch die Morder (Evangelist)
Part II: Recitative: Ach Golgatha, unsel'ges Golgatha (Alto)
Part II: Aria and Chorus: Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand (Alto, Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und von der sechsten Stunde (Evangelist, Jesus)
Part II: Der rufet den Elias (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und bald lief einer unter ihnen, nahm einen Schwamm (Evangelist)
Part II: Halt! lass sehen, ob Elias komme und ihm helfe? (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Aber Jesus schriee abermal laut und verschied (Evangelist)
Part II: Chorale: Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerriss (Evangelist)
Part II: Wahrlich, dieser ist Gottes Sohn gewesen (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Und es waren viel Weiber (Evangelist)
Part II: Recitative: Am Abend, da es kuhle war (Bass)
Part II: Aria: Mache dich, mein Herze, rein (Bass)
Part II: Recitative: Und Joseph nahm den Leib (Evangelist)
Part II: Herr, wir haben gedacht, dass dieser Verfuhrere sprach (Chorus)
Part II: Recitative: Pilatus sprach zu ihnen (Evangelist, Pilatus)
Part II: Recitative: Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht (All)
Part II: Chorale: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder (Chorus)
I. Overture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Forlane
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Bourree I-II
VII. Passepied I-II
I. Ouverture
II. Rondeau
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree I-II
V. Polonaise - Double
VI. Menuet
VII. Badinerie
I. Ouverture
II. Air, "Air on a G String"
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Bourree -
V. Gigue
I. Overture
II. Bourree I-II
III. Gavotte
IV. Menuet I-II
V. Rejouissance
I. Allegro assai
II. Andantino
III. Tempo di menuet
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. 10. Prélude
II. 15. Allemande
III. 16. Courante
IV. 18. Courante
V. 20. Sarabande
VI. 23. Sarabande
VII. 25. Sarabande
VIII. 26. Chaconne
I. 11. Prélude
II. 126. Allemande Le Moutier (Chambonnières). Double (Couperin)
III. 17. Courante
IV. 19. Courante
V. 21. Sarabande
VI. 22. Sarabande
VII. 24. Sarabande
VIII. 27. Passacaille
I. 2. Prélude
II. 58. Allemande
III. 59. Courante
IV. 60. Sarabande
V. 61. Gaillarde
VI. 62. Chaconne
I. 1. Prélude
II. 35. Allemande
III. 37. Pièces de trois sortes de mouvements
IV. 38. Courante
V. 42. Courante
VI. 43. Courante
VII. 44. Sarabande
VIII. 45. Sarabande
IX. 46. Sarabande
X. 47. Sarabande en canon
XI. 52. Canaries
XII. 53. Volte
XIII. 57. Chaconne La Complaignante
I. 36. Allemande
II. 39. Courante
III. 40. Courante
IV. 41. Courante
V. 48. Sarabande
VI. 49. Sarabande
VII. 50. Sarabande
VIII. 56. Sarabande
IX. 51. Sarabande
X. 124. Gavotte
XI. 122. Gigue
XII. 54. La Pastourelle
XIII. 55. Chaconne
I. 14. Prélude
II. 63. Allemande de la Paix
III. 64. Courante
IV. 65. Sarabande
I. 12. Prélude
II. 66. Allemande
III. 71. Courante
IV. 74. Sarabande
V. 73. Branle de Basque
VI. 77. Gaillarde
VII. 79. Gigue
VIII. 78. Chaconne
I. 13. Prélude
II. 67. Allemande grave
III. 68. Courante
IV. 69. Courante
V. 70. Courante
VI. 72. Sarabande
VII. 75. Sarabande
VIII. 76. Gigue
IX. 80. Chaconne
X. 81. Tombeau de M. Blancrocher
I. 129. Prélude
II. 82. Allemande
III. 84. Courante
IV. 85. Courante
V. 86. Courante
VI. 87. Sarabande
VII. 89. Chaconne
I. 83. Allemande
II. 90. Courante
III. 91. Courante
IV. 92. Courante
V. 88. Gaillarde
I. 4. Prélude
II. 93. Allemande
III. 94. Courante
IV. 95. Sarabande
V. 96. Chaconne ou Passacaille
I. 3. Prélude
II. 97. Sarabande
III. 98. Passacaille
I. 6. Prélude à l'imitation de Mr. Froberger
II. 100. Allemande
III. 104. Courante
IV. 106. Courante
V. 109. Sarabande
VI. 125. Gavotte (Hardel). Double (Couperin)
I. 101. Allemande L'Amiable
II. 102. La Piémontoise
III. 105. Courante La Mignonne
IV. 108. Sarabande
V. 110. Sarabande
VI. 111. Menuet de Poitou et son Double
I. 115. Allemande
II. 116. Courante
III. 117. Sarabande
I. 118. Allemande
II. 119. Courante
Prelude I in C Major, BWV 870
Fugue I in C Major, BWV 870
Prelude II in C Minor, BWV 871
Fugue II in C Minor, BWV 871
Prelude III in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
Fugue III in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
Prelude IV in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873
Fugue IV in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873
Prelude V in D Major, BWV 874
Fugue V in D Major, BWV 874
Prelude VI in D Minor, BWV 875
Fugue VI in D Minor, BWV 875
Prelude VII in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
Fugue VII in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
Prelude VIII in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877
Fugue VIII in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877
Prelude IX in E Major, BWV 878
Fugue IX in E Major, BWV 878
Prelude X in E Minor, BWV 879
Fugue X in E Minor, BWV 879
Prelude XI in F Major, BWV 880
Fugue XI in F Major, BWV 880
Prelude XII in F Minor, BWV 881
Fugue XII in F Minor, BWV 881
Prelude XIII in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882
Fugue XIII in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882
Prelude XIV in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
Fugue XIV in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
Prelude XV in G Major, BWV 884
Fugue XV in G Major, BWV 884
Prelude XVI in G Minor, BWV 885
Fugue XVI in G Minor, BWV 885
Prelude XVII in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
Fugue XVII in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
Prelude XVIII in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887
Fugue XVIII in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887
Prelude XIX in A Major, BWV 888
Fugue XIX in A Major, BWV 888
Prelude XX in A Minor, BWV 889
Fugue XX in A Minor, BWV 889
Prelude XXI in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
Fugue XXI in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
Prelude XXII in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
Fugue XXII in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
Prelude XXIII in B Major, BWV 892
Fugue XXIII in B Major, BWV 892
Prelude XXIV in B Minor, BWV 893
Fugue XXIV in B Minor, BWV 893
I. Grave - Allegro - Adagio - Grave - Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Vivace
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Vivace
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
V. Giga (Allegro)
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
IV. Adagio
V. Allegro
I. Preludio (Vivace)
II. Corrente (Allegro)
III. Sarabanda (Largo)
IV. Giga (Allegro)
I. Preludio (Largo)
II. Allemanda (Allegro)
III. Sarabanda (Largo)
IV. Giga (Allegro)
I. Preludio (Largo)
II. Giga (Allegro)
III. Adagio
IV. Tempo di gavotta (Allegro)
I. Preludio (Adagio)
II. Allemanda (Allegro)
III. Sarabanda (Largo)
IV. Gavotta (Allegro)
V. Giga (Allegro)
I. Preludio (Adagio)
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
V. Gavotta (Allegro)
Sonata, Op. 5 No. 12 in D Minor "Follia": Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Andante - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro
I. Grave
II. Courante
III. Rondeau
I. Viste - Grave - Legèrement
II. Sarabande
III. Viste
IV. Gigue
I. Grave
II. Legèrement
III. Gracieusement
IV. Viste
I. Grave
II. Gai
III. Grave
IV. Musette
I. Lentement - Viste
II. Grave
III. Legèrement
I. Grave
II. Allemande
III. Rondeau
IV. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue
I. Gracieusement
II. Viste
III. Recit très doux - Gai
IV. Viste
I. Andante
II. Andante
III. Largo, e piano
IV. Bourrée: Allegro
I. Improvised Voluntary
II. Ouverture - A tempo ordinario
III. Organo ad libitum
IV. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Organo (Adagio e Fuga) ad libitum
III. Spiritoso
IV. Menuet (A)
V. Menuet (B)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Organo ad libitum
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro ma non troppo, e staccato
II. Andante larghetto, e staccato
III. Menuet
IV. Gavotte
I. Pomposo
II. Air Lentement
III. Air, a tempo ordinario
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Organo ad libitum
IV. Larghetto
V. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Andante
III. Adagio
IV. Presto
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Borée
V. Menuetto
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Larghetto
IV. A tempo di Gavotti
V. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Vivace
III. Presto
IV. Adagio
V. Alla breve
VI. Andante
VII. A tempo di Minuet
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Gigue
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Siciliana
IV. Allegro
Violin Sonata in A Major, HWV 372, Op. 1, No. 10: I. Adagio
Violin Sonata in A Major, HWV 372, Op. 1, No. 10: II. Allegro
Violin Sonata in A Major, HWV 372, Op. 1, No. 10: III. Largo
Violin Sonata in A Major, HWV 372, Op. 1, No. 10: IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Bourée
V. Menuet
I. Adagio
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
II. Allegro
III. Largo
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
IV. Allegro
The Well-Tempered Clavier,BWV 846: Prelude I in C Major
The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846: Fugue I in C Major
I. Prelude
II. Almand
III. Corant
IV. Minuet
I. Prelude
II. Almand
III. Corant
IV. Sarabande
I. Prelude
II. Almand
III. Courante


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