Started by Geo Dude, January 15, 2012, 10:22:56 AM
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Quote from: PaulSC on January 22, 2012, 09:16:30 AMI'm impressed that you figured this out in spite of my misremembering both her first and her last name!
Quote from: Geo Dude on January 22, 2012, 04:07:30 AMWhere did you order the Mortensen? I'm certainly interested in a player that makes good use of the lute stop.
Quote from: PaulSC on January 22, 2012, 09:16:30 AMYes indeed, and I'm impressed that you figured this out in spite of my misremembering both her first and her last name!Thanks. I haven't even spent much time previewing John Paul's recordings. It seems as if the lute harpsichord just isn't for me.
Quote from: PaulSC on January 21, 2012, 05:02:24 PMPerhaps surprisingly, I've never been entirely happy with the lute harpsichord. There is something too squeaky-clean about the sound of Keith Hill's instruments in particular, based on what I've heard from Robert Hill and Lisa Crawford. I suspect I would get along better with John Paul's Bach series. But I wonder if fatigue would set in listening to such a distinctive sound; the lute stop has the advantage of being deployed more sparingly as a special coloration in the context of the harpsichord performance.
Quote from: Geo Dude on January 23, 2012, 04:30:25 AMYou are certainly not alone here. Upon hearing samples of Robert Hill's recording of Bach on the lute harpsichord I promptly rushed out and bought it, dazzled by the beauty of the instrument. I very quickly discovered that listening to an entire CD of music played on that instrument is an entirely different prospect from listening to samples.
Quote from: ~ Que ~ on February 04, 2012, 04:16:39 AMRe: BelderHis Soler and his Bach Partitas - that is as far as I got myself, and both are outstanding! Not that fond of his Scarlatti, but I recall commenting o that before.Anyway, Iberian harpsichord music is not only a big empty hole in my collection but seems to be a big omission in performances on record in general! This new recording of harpsichord music by the Portuguese composer José António Carlos de Seixas therefore seems (and sounds) all the more attractive. Does anyone know it?[asin]B00563YJI0[/asin]samples at PassacailleQ
Quote from: Geo Dude on February 01, 2012, 05:53:38 PMI listened to a bit of this album earlier today. Fandango is stunning! I was mesmerized for the full ten minutes.On that note, any thoughts on Pieter-Jan Belder? ..........................
Quote from: ~ Que ~ on February 04, 2012, 10:26:32 AMPS the price at Amazon US seems rather steep. At the time a nice bargain at jpc triggered the interest here - maybe look around a bit to get a good deal.
Quote from: ~ Que ~ on February 04, 2012, 10:26:32 AMSee you already went for the Bull!
QuoteAnyway, my favourite Renaissance set is the William Byrd keyboard works set by Davitt Moroney.
Quote from: Geo Dude on February 05, 2012, 02:25:15 PMIf you can afford to try out another performer I highly recommend Belder's set, the first volume at least. He does a wonderful job with really driving home the rhythm without taking it too far.By the way, Leo, it seems like it's about time for you to report back on your experience with Borgstede's Handel set.
Quote from: ~ Que ~ on February 04, 2012, 02:20:13 PMI see I mistook the original for the reissue! 40 dollars looks much better - it's worth every penny. Q
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