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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2017, 01:04:04 PM »
On this one (which is on Spotify), apparently he plays the Neuchatel Ruckers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-hhGKcszSI

Rather nice - although it might not oust van Asperen, Hogwood or Leonhardt, it's Louis Couperin at its grandest and showiest. Watch out for that Branle de Basque on the CD!

There's also a Partitas CD by him, but I'll have to get more tips before I get it.
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« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2017, 06:32:17 PM »
Corti was a student of van Asperen :)

Hmn. I can see the "family resemblance" now that you've pointed it out, but I would never have guessed otherwise!

But I don't think he really counts as a really "new" harpsichordist - he's been active and making recordings for over 10 years.

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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2017, 12:59:10 PM »
The Goldberg was OK (still like Rannou, Hantai, Leonhardt etc.) but the rather tinny sound of the harpsichord turned me off of this one.

It doesn't sound "tinny" to me nor have any other reviews complained about the sound. In fact, most praise it. Oh well, to each his own.
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2017, 06:22:30 PM »
It doesn't sound "tinny" to me nor have any other reviews complained about the sound. In fact, most praise it. Oh well, to each his own.

I listened to it again through a different pair of headphones, and I'll retract the statement - it doesn't sound "tinny," but I would say that there's a degree of "pinchedness" that probably gave me the tinny impression my first run through it. It actually sounds rather good, and the playing is rather inventive! But I think I would still prefer my favorites, Rannou and Hantai, to it.

Well, to each his own! :)

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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2017, 07:16:15 PM »
I am not sure if he belongs to the new generation in strict term, but I like him.


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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2017, 09:07:36 PM »
Spookily, I listened to a couple of Vinkour's Bach partitas just a couple of weeks ago. On the one hand I was really repelled by his po-faced seriousness and textural and timbral flatness, monochromaticity. More positively, I'd say there's a sort of suppleness about his phrasing which is nice, the things flow.

Apart from that the only other thing I've heard is Louis Couperin's Blancrocher Tombeau on that live CD, which ain't bad, but you can do a lot better . . .

I'll just mentioned here that I've just discovered a really fabulous set of Bach partitas - you all probably know it already but it was completely new to me. By Siegbert Rampe.
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2017, 09:17:04 PM »
Spookily, I listened to a couple of Vinkour's Bach partitas just a couple of weeks ago. On the one hand I was really repelled by his po-faced seriousness. More positively, I'd say there's a sort of suppleness about his phrasing which is nice, the things flow.

Apart from that the only other thing I've heard is Louis Couperin's Blancrocher Tombeau on that live CD, which ain't bad, but you can do a lot better . . .

I'll just mentioned here that I've just discovered a really fabulous set of Bach partitas - you all probably know it already but it was completely new to me. By Siegbert Rampe.

As always, thank you for the insightful critique. I must admit that always I avoided Couperin and Handel. I haven't listened to Partitas by Vinkour or Rampe. Thanks a lot for the info and I will check them out.

P.S. what do you think about the first recording of Partitas by Pinnock? I am strangely attracted to the work in spite of the poor sound.

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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2017, 10:12:21 PM »
As always, thank you for the insightful critique. I must admit that always I avoided Couperin and Handel. I haven't listened to Partitas by Vinkour or Rampe. Thanks a lot for the info and I will check them out.

P.S. what do you think about the first recording of Partitas by Pinnock? I am strangely attracted to the work in spite of the poor sound.

I don't know the first Pinnock recording. What I will say is that recently I listened to Pinnock's recording of the Bach toccatas - not music I know very well or normally much enjoy. But I thought Pinnock's recording was fabulous!
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« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2017, 11:09:43 PM »
Besides Jean Rondeau which has recieved a lot of attention (Vertigo is his best album), I enjoyed Diego Ares Scarlatti and Padre Soler CDs.  Both of them were Diapason d'Or.  I hope he does more recording in the future.  He is quite a talent.

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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2017, 03:54:10 AM »


Mark Edwards, assistant prof of harpsichord at Oberlin. Worth catching this CD, I think, with Aria Sebaldina and the Sweelinck Dorian frantasia, a transcription of the Bach chaconne, a Froberger Tombeau,  he plays sweetly  and energetically. I like it.

Can anyone find a detailed tracklist? Who wrote the famous passacaglia at the end? I know it well but it can't think who wrote it, very annoying.
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2017, 09:00:01 AM »

Who wrote the famous passacaglia at the end?

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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2017, 09:53:36 AM »
Johann Caspar Kerll.
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2018, 12:51:28 AM »


Gorgeous new release from Mutsuko Miwa, and her comments in the booklet reveal a thoughtful musician in the making.



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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2018, 02:10:52 PM »
Intersting. The Bach works, as well as Rameau by her, are on Youtube. I will check them out.
 


Gorgeous new release from Mutsuko Miwa, and her comments in the booklet reveal a thoughtful musician in the making.





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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 08:02:23 PM »
There's a lot of stuff released by Waon, most of it rather challenging IMO.
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2018, 08:39:34 PM »
Waon means harmony in Japanese.
There's a lot of stuff released by Waon, most of it rather challenging IMO.

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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2018, 03:05:29 AM »
As always, thank you for the insightful critique. I must admit that always I avoided Couperin and Handel. [...]

Don't forget: there are more Couperins. :)

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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2018, 06:50:01 PM »
Sounds good. I will explore.....
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2018, 11:31:00 AM »


I think this is interesting. Familiar repertoire and composers, or relatively, but played poetically and introspectively. No bravura. Agnes Ratkó is an experience harpsichord teacher who has just made this, her first recording. The instrument is based on the Colmar Ruckers, tuned meantone 1/5 comma. Very well recorded.

This may well be a "top recommendation" for someone who wants a harpsichord taster recording. It reminds me of Trevor Pinnock's CD called Journey, but Ratko is a better musician using a better instrument and is recorded better to boot.

Basically I like this a lot. Once I start listening to it I can't stop.
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Re: Harpsichordists - The New Generation
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2018, 01:32:36 PM »


I think this is interesting. Familiar repertoire and composers, or relatively, but played poetically and introspectively. No bravura. Agnes Ratkó is an experience harpsichord teacher who has just made this, her first recording. The instrument is based on the Colmar Ruckers, tuned meantone 1/5 comma. Very well recorded.

Basically I like this a lot. Once I start listening to it I can't stop.

Thanks for pointing to this. Ordered to day.
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