Jeffrey Grossman

baroque keyboardist and conductor

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Conducting and Music Direction

Most of the music I perform was conceived of as conductor-less. Leading music from the harpsichord or organ allows me to guide and shape the music in a much more direct way than "straight" conducting, and it suits Baroque music perfectly. With large works like operas or Bach Mass in B minor, this means a mix of playing and arm-waving, or sometimes both simultaneously—eyes and shoulders do a lot of work. Of course, for modern music there's no substitute for a conductor.

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206
TENET Vocal Artists
Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
the Sebastians and TENET Vocal Artists
Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245
the Sebastians and TENET Vocal Artists
The Welcome News: Choral Music of Carson Cooman
Cambridge Consonance
Carson Cooman & Erin Morgenstern: Flax-Golden Tales (2013) for storyteller and chamber orchestra
Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Impromptu Bach


Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, "La Folia"
the Sebastians
Bach: Cantata, BWV 51 "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!"
with Katharine Dain and the Sebastians
Bach: Sonata for violin and harpsichord in G major, BWV 1019
with Daniel Lee
Le Chevalier de Saint Georges: Sonata no. 1 in B-flat major for violin and harpsichord
with Daniel Lee


Bach: Prelude and Fugue in F major, BWV 856
Bach: Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828
Cooman: Prelude, Fughetta, and Allegro (2014), op. 1064
Storace: Monica, from Selva di varie compositione d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo
Rossi: Toccata settima


In a past life, I played a lot of piano! These days, I rarely do, but here are a few examples from my past.

New Dawn: Song Cycles & Piano Music of Carson Cooman
with Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Leland Smith: Chamber Music
with Sarah Darling, violin and viola
Keith Barnard: Cosmic Light