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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #420 on: October 10, 2019, 03:28:55 PM »

I’m just enjoying Parmentier’s recordings so much.

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« Reply #421 on: October 10, 2019, 11:23:42 PM »

What’s a nice Lutheran country doing with a crazy harpsichord style like this?

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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #422 on: October 11, 2019, 11:36:18 PM »

What’s a nice Lutheran country doing with a crazy harpsichord style like this?

Shhh.. Don't tell him what those guys do in church on the organ :)

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« Reply #423 on: October 11, 2019, 11:51:57 PM »
Shhh.. Don't tell him what those guys do in church on the with their organ :)
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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #424 on: October 13, 2019, 08:37:26 PM »



I agree, this is a very attractive recording of enjoyable music, thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #425 on: October 14, 2019, 12:24:04 PM »
Shhh.. Don't tell him what those guys do in church on the with their organ :)

Reminds me of this amusing article by David Yearsley about whatever went down between Bach and the "frembde Jungfer" he invited up onto the organ loft in Arnstadt.
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/12/01/the-case-against-bach/

Featuring a delightful little poem by Picander, "Das Orgel-Werck der Liebe":

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The bed is your organ loft, where you can make music.
Love will give you the beat of the proper tempo.
This much I can see in advance,
That the entire organ sounds forth in chamber pitch.
In the meantime you will play a happy little piece,
That you will one day laugh about,
When at its proper time, much-beloved couple,
A young little cantor cries next to your organ.

Ok, back to harpsichords and clavichords, shall we! :)
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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #426 on: October 28, 2019, 01:04:49 AM »

I think this was recorded in 1997 if I'm reading the internets correctly. This is wild and wonderful recording. David Lynch should use it on his next project. Sometimes it sounds like these guys were just noodling. But that's kind of a good thing.
Juicy/tangy sounding instruments all around:
ORGAN: Dionigi Romani, 1581, Church of San Niccolò Oltrarno, Florence.
CHROMATIC HARPSICHORD: Den­zil Wraight, 1987.
HARPSICHORD with extra chromatic keys: Denzil Wraight, 1980.



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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #427 on: October 28, 2019, 02:27:47 AM »

I think this was recorded in 1997 if I'm reading the internets correctly. This is wild and wonderful recording. David Lynch should use it on his next project. Sometimes it sounds like these guys were just noodling. But that's kind of a good thing.
Juicy/tangy sounding instruments all around:
ORGAN: Dionigi Romani, 1581, Church of San Niccolò Oltrarno, Florence.
CHROMATIC HARPSICHORD: Den­zil Wraight, 1987.
HARPSICHORD with extra chromatic keys: Denzil Wraight, 1980.

It's worth exploring everything that Christopher Stembridge has recorded.


Sometimes it sounds like these guys were just noodling. But that's kind of a good thing.


This makes me think of John Cage writing about Satie and Beethoven

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With Beethoven the parts of a composition were defined by means of harmony. With Satie […] they were defined by means of time-lengths. The question of structure is so basic, and it is so important to be in agreement about it, that we must now ask: Was Beethoven right or […] Satie? I answer immediately and unequivocally, Beethoven was in error, and his influence, which has been extensive as it is lamentable, has been deadening to the art of music.
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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #428 on: October 28, 2019, 05:00:52 AM »
It's worth exploring everything that Christopher Stembridge has recorded.

This makes me think of John Cage writing about Satie and Beethoven

With Beethoven the parts of a composition were defined by means of harmony. With Satie […] they were defined by means of time-lengths. The question of structure is so basic, and it is so important to be in agreement about it, that we must now ask: Was Beethoven right or […] Satie? I answer immediately and unequivocally, Beethoven was in error, and his influence, which has been extensive as it is lamentable, has been deadening to the art of music.

You make me feel like I sort of made sense! :o This early Italian music really doesn't go anywhere (which I guess is Cage-ian and Satie-eque).   

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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #429 on: November 01, 2019, 02:11:14 PM »


The recording has music played on organ and harpsichord . The harpsichord's "after"  Johann Mayer, 1619, and it's very colourful, apparently there are 13 different timbres possible. Márton Borsányi is well able to play the music on it. The organ is modern, based on an early c19 instrument, and not unattractive, the booklet suggests that it's similar to  c18 organs, in particular "Empfindsamkeit organs" (a term I've never heard before, presumably it means the sort of organ that CPE Bach would have known) -- and then leaps to the conclusion that " repertoire from Frobergerto Mendelssohn can be authentically performed on this instrument." I doubt it, but it's not offensive and it is very characterful.

Truth is I'm enjoying this CD a lot, though that's just my mood probably. The harpsichord is special.

Orgel/organ
Jacob Deutschmann, 1829
unequal temperament, 4 good thirds, similar to Werckmeister III

Cembalo/harpsichord
nach / after Johann Mayer, 1619
Salzburg Museum
Stimmung / temperament: 1/6 Komma mitteltönige Stimmung (jeweils der Tonart angepasst) /
comma meantone (modified for each key)
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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #430 on: November 16, 2019, 12:10:41 AM »


seems promising!

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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #431 on: November 16, 2019, 02:46:27 AM »
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Re: General Harpsichord and Clavichord Thread
« Reply #432 on: November 16, 2019, 11:43:09 AM »
Ah..... Æolus, what a great label.... :)

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