Started by Geo Dude, January 15, 2012, 10:22:56 AM
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Quote from: Geo Dude on January 16, 2012, 08:05:49 AMFor that matter, while the harpsichord is usually tied in most minds to the baroque era, some early classical era material also employed the harpsichord -- Haydn keyboard sonata sets that many people have been enjoying lately come to mind. Do any specialists have tips on classical era composers and recordings that employ the harpsichord?
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 16, 2012, 03:56:09 PMMany of the earlier classical composers wrote extensively for the harpsichord, but their music still hark back to the baroque in many ways. Some of those composers include Soler and Duphly, which used the language of Scarlatti and Rameau respectively mixed with many classical elements. Then we have Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whose vast keyboard output presents a nearly fully formed classical language, though the presence of his father looms large.
Quote from: Geo Dude on January 16, 2012, 04:09:53 PMI've been meaning to explore C.P.E. Bach. Any harpsichord recordings you can recommend as being particularly strong?
Quote from: val on January 17, 2012, 01:15:07 AMThere is a good anthology, with the 6 Sonatas Wq 48 and the six Sonatas Wq 49 by Bob van Asperen. It was published by TELDEC.
Quote from: Geo Dude on January 16, 2012, 08:05:49 AMAny recommendations on great recordings by Leonhardt? For that matter, what are some of the elements that define his style and that of the 'Leonhardt School' I've heard about here?
Quote from: Geo Dude on January 17, 2012, 03:22:49 PMBy the way, Josquin, I know you're a fan of Scott Ross; what recordings do you recommend? Does he show particular strength for any composer(s) in particular?
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 17, 2012, 04:06:44 PMBeyond Scarlatti, i think he was particularly strong with French baroque music. I think his Couperin and his Rameau are pretty much definitive. I tend to like his Bach and Handel a bit less, though it remains great. An exception to this are the Partitas, which for me are unmatched. He is my favored harpsichordist, and i enjoyed the majority of his recordings, but his style can be rather hard driven at times. His laser sharp technique always assures a great performance but sometimes you may wish he would soften up a little. He died relatively young and one wonders how much his style would have chanced through out the years.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 17, 2012, 04:06:44 PMHe is my favored harpsichordist, and i enjoyed the majority of his recordings, but his style can be rather hard driven at times. His laser sharp technique always assures a great performance but sometimes you may wish he would soften up a little. He died relatively young and one wonders how much his style would have chanced through out the years.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 18, 2012, 02:00:02 AMWell, you can always use the internet. If you like them, you can buy them once you find a good used copy. Some of his recordings, like the Couperin set, have been out of print for years, so you might as well hit a p2p or emule network and worry about buying an hard copy later, if you ever find one.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 19, 2012, 03:16:44 AMA lot of harpsichordists have a tendency to sound disjointed since they are so focused on the detail that they forget the whole.
Quote from: (: premont :) on January 18, 2012, 10:20:42 AMThanks for this. Paul Wolfe´s Händel suites were well regarded in the 1960es, his recording of the Eight great suites being the only one besides Anton Heiller´s recording from the mid 50es (Amadeo) and Christopher Wood´s from the late 50es (Saga). I never heard Wolfe´s as the LPs were unavailable in my country. I note that Wolfe plays in a typical post-Landowska style, which among other things is characterized by deliberate pace, heavy registrations (much 16F), inorganic changes of registration, litteral execution of rhythms (very disturbing in the prelude), metrical execution of trill´s and a general pianistic approach implying almost continual legato. But I admit, that some kind of poetry emerges from the playing after all.
Quote from: milk on January 19, 2012, 04:08:38 AMThanks so much for trying but I can't seem to make this work. Now I want this more than ever.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on January 19, 2012, 10:01:29 AMI'll try to upload them later on today, when i get back home.
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