These concerts often include performances on our three historical keyboard instruments from the former Finchcocks Musical Museum, recently restored to playing condition, thanks to National Lottery funding.
The instruments are:
- A rare surviving example of a signed Neapolitan virginals by Onofrio Guarracino, 1668;
- A beautifully-preserved square piano by Adam Beyer, London, 1777;
- A 1772 Kirckman harpsichord; and
- A handsome English chamber organ, possibly by Joseph Beloudy, London, c.1800.
You can tune in to watch the performance bi-weekly on Thursdays at 3pm.
Find details of previous performances you can still watch below.
Thursday 17 September – Linda Nicholson on the 1777 Beyer square piano
Listen to this performance by Linda Nicholson playing the square piano by Adam Beyer, London, 1777, at the Horniman Museum in London. Linda Nicholson is one of the foremost keyboard players specialising in the performance of baroque, classical and early romantic music on instruments of the period. She is a pioneer in the revival of the pianoforte and won the first two international competitions held for the instrument, namely the Concours International du Pianoforte in Paris and the Festival of Flanders Competition in Bruges. Since then, she has performed in major festivals and concert series throughout Europe and the Far East, both as a soloist in recitals and concertos and as a chamber music player. Be sure to catch up with Linda’s Hear It Live! Digital harpsichord recital.
Watch one of the previous performances
- Stephan Farr plays the English chamber organ
- Robin Bigwood performs on the Italian virginals
- Performance by Callum Anderson playing the English chamber organ
- Performance by Dominika Maszczyńska playing the square piano
- Performance by Linda Nicholson playing the Kirkman harpsicord
- Performance by Linda Nicholson playing the square piano
- Performance by Callum Anderson playing the 1772 Kirckman harpsichord
- Performance by Dominika Maszczyńska playing the 1772 Kirckman harpsichord
- Performance by Josef Laming on the virginals
- Performance by Steven Devine, At Home with the Horniman (part 2)
- Performance by Steven Devine, At Home with the Horniman (part 1)
- Performance by Masumi Yamamoto on the harpsichord
- Performance by Rebeca Omordia on the square piano
- Performance by Marilyn Harper on the organ
- Performance by Katarzyna Kowalik on the square piano
The Hear It Live! programme and recordings are made possible through the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.