On their San Diego debut, the acclaimed duo will perform two of Bach's sonatas for violin and harpsichord
, the partita in D minor for solo violin, and the French Overture in B minor for harpsichord
Terence said David boarded at Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire, where a performance on recorder and harpsichord
by acclaimed musicians Carl Dolmetsch and Joseph Saxby in 1951 began his lifelong passion for early music.
For those unfamiliar with it, a harpsichord
is a pianolike instrument, a mainstay of baroque music, whose strings are plucked by feathers rather than struck by hammers.
He discusses a range of topics from the difficulties of illegible rhythms, ensemble issues in new works such as Elliot's Double Concerto for harpsichord
and piano, performing Bach's Goldberg Variations, and the issues of education and performing Bach on harpsichord
For those who do not know the difference between the harpsichord
and the piano, Esfahani explains it simply.
This part of the disc proves that the harpsichord
is a facile instrument capable of providing a seasonal sound environment.
Erstausgabe herausgegeben von = First edition edited by Jonathan Dunford; Cembalostimme von = Harpsichord
part by Dankwart von Zadow.
Muscat: In honour of the Royal Opera House Muscat's newest instrument, a beautiful double harpsichord
, the audience was treated to a concert by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conducted by harpsichordist Ton Koopman.
But never the less, it was good to hear the harpsichord
beyond its so often relegated role as a continuo extra.
Rameau, who lived from 1683-1763, was a prodigious composer of opera, ballet, choral music and solo works for the harpsichord
, as well as a definitive tome on music theory.
Back in the age of candlelight and grandeur, of banquets in the chieftain's mansion, there was meat and drink for the ladies and the lords and tunes upon the harpsichord
. But all that is history, the candle-factory ceased to prosper, ceased to exist.
"Passionate Enemies" will include a harpsichord
concerto by Frederick's sister, Wilhelmine.