Walter Reiter & David Pollock - ESTA Summer School

Thursday 11th August

19:45 to 21:00

Walter Reiter (Baroque violin)
David Pollock (harpsichord)

J. S. Bach (1685-1751) Sonata in G major (BWV 1021) for violin and continuo
Adagio – Vivace – Largo – Presto
Giovanni Bassano (1558-1617): Two Ricercate

J. S. Bach (1685-1751): Sonata in B minor (BWV 1014) for violin and harpsichord
Adagio – Allegro – Andante – Allegro
Heinrich von Biber (1644-1704): Passagaglia for solo violin (Guardian Angel)


Charles Couperin (1638-1679) Unmeasured Prelude in C and Passacaille in C Major
for solo harpsichord
Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017 for violin and harpsichord obligato
Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Walter Reiter is being joined by Harpsichordist David Pollock

David Pollock

David Pollock
David Pollock

David studied at both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He took up historical performance because of a longstanding love for the music of JS Bach and soon came to specialise in the harpsichord, winning the Croft Early Music First Prize. Since then he has appeared at prestigious venues across the UK and abroad. He is fascinated by the creative possibilities of basso continuo with its potential for infinitely varied improvisatory colours. 

Notable performance projects have focused on Bach’s harpsichord concertos and the virginals music of William Byrd. Several contemporary composers have written works specially for him. 

Solo recordings include ‘English Harpsichord Works’ (Music & Media MMC112). With his violin and harpsichord duo, Duo Dorado, he has released premiere recordings of music by William Croft and Daniel Purcell; a recent disc of sonatas by the 17th century Moravian composer Gottfried Finger received five stars in BBC Music Magazine. He also plays with The Parnassian Ensemble (‘A Noble Entertainment – Music from Queen Anne’s London’, Avie Records AV2094)

He was for many years harpsichord tutor at University of Chichester.