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Re: Clavichord recordings you like.
« Reply #120 on: October 01, 2020, 02:32:18 AM »
I didn’t like those John Paul recordings when I first heard them but I listened to them recently and thought they were better than I’d thought.

Some years ago I purchased four John Paul CDs with different Bach suites and partitas and listened several times to these. My impression was invariably the same, finding his playing rough and unrefined. The contrast to Rübsam's later released recordings is striking. However I haven't parted with the John Paul recordings, maybe because I intended to give them another try.
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« Reply #121 on: October 01, 2020, 03:51:11 AM »
Some years ago I purchased four John Paul CDs with different Bach suites and partitas and listened several times to these. My impression was invariably the same, finding his playing rough and unrefined. The contrast to Rübsam's later released recordings is striking. However I haven't parted with the John Paul recordings, maybe because I intended to give them another try.
It does have a rough quality. I like the instrument he plays which sounds much more uneven than Rubsam's. Of course Rubsam's playing is another world entirely. I didn't like them a few years ago but the other day I gave them a listen. 
ETA: Paul’s series doesn’t seem to have completed either. This label tends to cut projects off?
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« Reply #122 on: December 23, 2020, 04:48:16 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/7Zyrl9npaqQ&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;ab_channel=ClavichordandHarpsichord" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/7Zyrl9npaqQ&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;ab_channel=ClavichordandHarpsichord</a>

G major WTC 1 prelude on a 1/4 comma meantone clavichord.
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« Reply #123 on: June 13, 2021, 09:06:04 AM »


Just found this by accident though it seems to have been around for a year or more - Waldner’s always exceptional IMO and this is no exception (sorry! Is that a pleonasm?) Listening with great pleasure to a French Suite, or rather 818a,  now.
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« Reply #124 on: June 15, 2021, 12:54:13 PM »


Just found this by accident though it seems to have been around for a year or more - Waldner’s always exceptional IMO and this is no exception (sorry! Is that a pleonasm?) Listening with great pleasure to a French Suite, or rather 818a,  now.

Thanks so much for reporting this, Mandryka!  :)

I ordered the 2 cds on the label's website:
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« Reply #125 on: June 16, 2021, 03:05:38 AM »
Tsalka’s recording is sensual, spontaneous, and emotional. It’s a hoot! One has the impression of a young virtuoso relishing entertaining his audience with a lively bit of music. He uses two clavichords, both characterful, colourful and twangy, played with gusto.

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This record had me very enthusiastic !




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« Reply #126 on: June 16, 2021, 03:25:46 AM »
In a different genre, I also really enjoyed this old recording of Thurston Dart that Eloquence reissued last year:

https://www.eloquenceclassics.com/releases/bach-french-suites/

With fast tempos and no repeat, everything fits on one CD in just 52 minutes!

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« Reply #127 on: June 16, 2021, 03:49:37 AM »
In a different genre, I also really enjoyed this old recording of Thurston Dart that Eloquence reissued last year:

https://www.eloquenceclassics.com/releases/bach-french-suites/

With fast tempos and no repeat, everything fits on one CD in just 52 minutes!

Try his Froberger.
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« Reply #128 on: June 17, 2021, 10:27:50 AM »
About Froberger, it is especially this recording that I would like to come back to:
 
Froberger : Complete Fantasias and Canzonas
Terence Charlston, clavichord
Divine Art (2020)
https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kbkYMq_O49O-MQBXhyeep9t7VNKQA5No4

The very stripped down music is played with great sensitivity ...
I'll get the CD.

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« Reply #129 on: June 17, 2021, 11:00:25 AM »
Here's an interesting thing that I used to have on vinyl.


Oscar Peterson playing clavichord !!!

I love it  8)
https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lD535pKI6_3QCNxyk_e1gl6D1KiYCM_8U

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« No other version of the music from Porgy and Bess casts a spell like the one created here by Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass. Enchanted by the tonal qualities of the clavichord, a predecessor of the piano, Peterson determined to use it as a jazz instrument.
To balance and complement the sound of the clavichord, he enlisted his frequent colleague Joe Pass, who set aside his amplifier to play acoustic guitar. As repertoire, Peterson chose Gershwin’s 20th century opera and crafted arrangements that make it seem as if the music had been composed for clavichord and guitar. The result is a chamber music recording of timelessness and charm. »


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Re: Clavichord recordings you like.
« Reply #130 on: June 17, 2021, 12:25:55 PM »
About Froberger, it is especially this recording that I would like to come back to:
 
Froberger : Complete Fantasias and Canzonas
Terence Charlston, clavichord
Divine Art (2020)
https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kbkYMq_O49O-MQBXhyeep9t7VNKQA5No4

The very stripped down music is played with great sensitivity ...
I'll get the CD.

I agree totally, I think it’s a tremendous recording.
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« Reply #131 on: July 17, 2021, 06:52:10 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/38hgCCoGxgE&amp;ab_channel=NetherlandsBachSociety" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/38hgCCoGxgE&amp;ab_channel=NetherlandsBachSociety</a>


Menno van Delft playing the chromatic fantasy and fugue on a clavichord. If you'd have asked me I'd have said that this shouldn't work because the music demands the brilliance of a harpsichord, like the toccata of the 6th partita. But I think they've cheated by recording the clavichord closely -- so it sounds more brilliant than the recording of the Partitas he made.


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An exceptional performance!
I’m eager to know how this was recorded? Was the sound amplified during the performance too? I know how quiet the sound of a clavichord is. I remember doing a clavichord course 2 years ago and you can barely hear it from a distance of 10+ meters

In this video he seems to be using the same instrument, and when he plays (about 2 and a half minutes in)  it it sounds more natural, less amplified

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/NrKyzvMEKxE&amp;ab_channel=NetherlandsBachSociety" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/NrKyzvMEKxE&amp;ab_channel=NetherlandsBachSociety</a>


Anyway, he's a good musician I think and so worth hearing.
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Re: Clavichord recordings you like.
« Reply #132 on: July 19, 2021, 03:59:45 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/38hgCCoGxgE&amp;ab_channel=NetherlandsBachSociety" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/38hgCCoGxgE&amp;ab_channel=NetherlandsBachSociety</a>


Menno van Delft playing the chromatic fantasy and fugue on a clavichord. If you'd have asked me I'd have said that this shouldn't work because the music demands the brilliance of a harpsichord, like the toccata of the 6th partita. But I think they've cheated by recording the clavichord closely -- so it sounds more brilliant than the recording of the Partitas he made.

Anyway, he's a good musician I think and so worth hearing.
Robert Hill has a recording of this that I absolutely loved. It's hard for me to find it though because he put out a bunch of compilations of sort-of non-standard Bach keyboard music with particular titles. But I remember it being bright and hallucinogenic.