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Well known in the New York area, Rebecca Pechefsky has performed in such
venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Morris-Jumel
Mansion. She has also been heard in concert series of the Miami Bach Society
and the Harpsichord Center in Pasadena and Brentwood, California, as well as
in fringe concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival and the Berkeley Festival.
Recent European engagements include recitals in Tallinn (Estonian Harpsichord
Festival), London (Handel House), Milan (Sforza Castle), Bologna, Amsterdam,
Berlin, and Basel. Among her recordings for Quill Classics are the complete
harpsichord music of François d’Agincour;
Bach and His Circle (JPF Music
Award, Best Classical Solo Album); Bach’s
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1,
praised in
Fanfare as “excellent to the highest degree”; and Johann Ludwig
Krebs @ 300
. As part of the Krebs 300th birthday celebrations in Germany, she
was invited to perform in Zwickau and Altenburg in October 2013. Also
committed to contemporary music, she has premiered works by Mary Inwood,
Mark Janello, Graham Lynch, Frank J. Oteri, Louis Pelosi, Johnny Reinhard, and
Ben Yarmolinsky, and can be heard on Beth Anderson’s new CD,
The Praying
Mantis and the Bluebird (MSR Classics). Currently organist at Redeemer
Lutheran Church in Glendale, Queens, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband,
Erik Ryding, with whom she coauthored the award-winning biography
Walter: A World Elsewhere
. In July 2014 she began recording the second book
of Bach‘s
Well-Tempered Clavier for Quill Classics, tentatively slated for 2016.
Rebecca graduated as a piano major from Juilliard’s four-year Pre-College
program before earning her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, followed
by an MA in harpsichord from Queens College and an MPhil in musicology from
the CUNY Graduate Center. Her piano teachers included Seymour Lipkin; she
later studied harpsichord with Louis Bagger, Kenneth Cooper, and Raymond
Erickson, with master classes from Olivier Beaumont, Kenneth Gilbert, and Colin
QC Video
Sonata in A Minor (Soler)
Fantasia (Byrd)
French Overture (Krebs)
Praeambulum (Bach)
Allemande (Bach)
Corrente (Bach)
Piper's Galliard (Byrd)
25ème Ordre (Couperin)
La Corybante (Couperin)
Le Ténébreuse (Couperin)
Allegro (Vivaldi)
Sonata a due, RV 86 (Vivaldi)
Allegro ma non presto (Bach)
Concerto for Harpsichord with
Flute (Corrette)
Ich habe genug (Bach)
Schweig, aufgetürmtes Meer (Bach)
Gayement (Boismortier)
Tristes captifs (Campra)
An Evening Hymn (Purcell)
Jesu, meine Freude (Krebs)
Schlage bald (Krebs)
Begli occhi (Strozzi)
Allemanda* (Boismortier)
Largo* (Boismortier)
Sonata No. 1 (Cervetto):
Adagio* II. Allegro*  III. Minuetto*

*Not HD