Concerts And Recordings

Concert diary

I have another series in 2021 planned with four Concerts. The Series brochure 2021  can be downloaded. As usual I have some truly marvelous musicians all playing baroque music on original instruments of copies of original instruments. I now have my 2021 series brochure uploaded. The Series brochure is now available to download. My Covid-19 Plan can be downloaded. I have a free summer series for Sunday mornings in January 2021 which can be booked on the trybooking site. This features all my musical friends performing in the 2021 series. Book on

The programmes can be downloaded here as I upload them.

Programme 3 Jjan

10 January concert

January 17 programme

24 January programme

The concerts are on 16 May, 27 June, 25 July and 2 August all at 4.00pm
In order of the above dates:
Meredith Beardmore on flute with Lucy Price on cello
Hamish Gould countertenor performing Vivaldi and Handel cantatas
Lucinda Moon on violin performing 17th century northern Germanic music
Andrew Angus on oboe performing Telemann and Benda
I will of course be accompanying these fabulous musicians with my own inimical brand of continuo realisations on my lovely Chablot copy of a Ruckers harpsichord.

Previous Year’s Concerts!

See my 2019 series brochure or the salon concerts at Broadford page on this site for the 2019 concerts. The second concert had to be changed to cello and harpsichord. Sam Goble joined me to perform a concert including sonatas by Vivaldi and Geminiani.
In addition I played some contemporary music in late November featuring the music of Gene Holland and Stefan Hakenberg and utilising  a string quartet and a wind quartet.

Salon Concerts at Broadford 2018
French chamber music of pleasure,
elegance and reverie
Experience chamber music the way it was meant to be. Be part of an exclusive company. This small venue in Three Chain Road, Broadford is set in elegant seclusion in the bush;  details will be sent with your booking.
Concert One 6, May @ 4.00pm
Lucinda Moon – baroque violin
Peter Hagen – harpsichord
Leclair, De La Guerre Dornel
Concert Two, 22 July @ 4.00pm
Peter Hagen – harpsichord
D’Anglebert, De La Guerre, Couperin
Concert Three, 26 August @ 4.00pm
Sam Goble – Violoncello
Peter Hagen – piano
Faure, Saint – Saens, Debussy, Ravel
Concert Four, 28 October @ 4.00pm
Greg Dikmans – Baroque flute
Peter Hagen – harpsichord
Hotteterre, Leclair, Couperin

Sat. 30 July 2016 @ 3.00pm Victorian Recorder Guild
I will accompany Isabella Delany, semi finalist of the Don Cowell International Recorder Competition. See more info on
15 October 2016 Wesley Music Centre Canberra
Workshop and Concert featuring the music of JS Bach with Jane Downer – oboe and Louise King – violoncello as well as myself on harpsichord.
13 November 2016 @ 4.00pm “Fandango”
The stirring dialogue of four hands at two harpsichords with the colourful setting of Luigi Boccherini’s popular “Fandango” bring the full flavour of Spanish musical passions to life. The intricacies of J.S. Bach’s Double Harpsichord Concerto in C and the rococo sonatas by Bach’s sons, W. F. and C. P. E. Bach offer an elegant counterfoil and an improvisation over a Bass by Bernado Pasquini provides an element of surprise. Book on or

Past events

2 July 2017 Don Cowell Recorder Competition: I was official accompanist for this event which features the best young recorder players in Australia and New Zealand.
10 July Solo Lute recital with Rosemary Hodgson “The Winter Queen”
Download the flyer here Rosemary Flyer and read on for more information.
June 2016 I was Musical Director for the musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” featuring the music of George Gershwin. This was performed by Broadford Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) and featured a handpicked orchestra via my orchestral manager Garrick Vanderschoot.
A new recording featuring the UK baroque oboist Jane Downer is in the post production phase and should be released in early 2015. Recorded in Toddington, Gloucestershire England with Peter Hagen playing chamber organ, this CD includes music by J.S Bach, Homilius, Tag and Krebs. The pieces are largely arrangements of the organ works of the above done in much the same style as was done in the 18th century to these same sorts of pieces. The sublime G minor fantasia by Krebs is indeed a sort of justification for this manner of arranging pieces, being specifically written for oboe and organ.

I love this review by Liz Silsbury: and a further review in the magazine “Gramophone” are some of the reviews for this CD. This last link also has links to the Chandos site so you can buy the CD.
Currently the only commercial or CD recordings Peter has done are in the field of new Australian Music featuring the Melbourne Composers League and in particular Dindy Vaughan whose “Up the Creek” CD was inspired by environmental concerns for our inland rivers, creeks and lakes. Mostly works for the duo “Questing Spirit” with Anne Norman on shakuhachi and Peter Hagen on harpsichord there are also six solos for either shakuhachi or harpsichord.
A few tracks are also on Le Tuan Hung’s “Wings of a Butterfly” CD. Both are on the MOVE recording label. 3MBS in Melbourne also have some recordings of Peter Hagen directing Barok Blaser as well as some solo recordings. A community subscription radio station in Amsterdam (De Concertzender) also has a few recordings of Peter Hagen playing solo harpsichord.

The following is a beginning of my repertoire list and is at this stage very unfinished! Every year I think I will get around to updating this, but practice always seems to come first!!

Repertoire at short notice:
Louis Couperin: Suite in d minor
Couperin: Passacaglia in B minor
JS Bach: French Suite in G major
JS Bach: Concerto in A minor after Vivaldi
Handel: Suite in d minor
See all my concert series, past and present for more repertoire.
Repertoire with one month notice:
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no V
Concerto in F minor
Concerto in A major
Three part inventions
Storace: Ciaccona
Rossi: Toccata
Frescobaldi: Toccata

Extended repertoire requiring more notice:
JS Bach: Italian Concerto
Selected preludes and Fugues
Partitas 1, 4 and 6
Handel: Harpsichord Suites in D minor F major, E minor, G minor