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HANDSOME HARPSICHORD - Best Loved Classical Harpsichord Music

While the keyboards of the piano and harpsichord are similar, their playing techniques are quite different. The strings of the harpsichord are plucked with a quill rather than struck with a hammer, so every nuance of phrasing is down to the subtle touch of the player. There is something special about hearing music on the instrument for which it was originally written, and this programme treats us to dances from England with Byrd and Purcell, Baroque masterpieces by Bach and Handel, and elaborate and descriptive French works by Couperin and Rameau, whose Les Sauvages was inspired by Native American chieftains who danced for king Louis XV.


Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite in B-Flat Major, HWV 434: III. Aria con variazioni
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Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria da capo
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Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin: L'Enharmonique (The Enharmonic)
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Couperin, François

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor-Major: La Milordine
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Byrd, William

  Ut re mi fa sol la in F Major (Musica Britannica, Vol. 28, No. 58)
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Buxtehude, Dieterich

  Suite in G Minor, BuxWV 242: IV. Gigue
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Bach, Johann Sebastian

  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847
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Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K.466/L.118/P.501
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Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430: IV. Air and Variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith"
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Couperin, Louis

  Suite in A Minor: V. La Piemontoise
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Soler, Antonio

  Harpsichord Sonata No. 48 in C Minor
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Purcell, Henry

  Round O, Z. 684, "Abdelazer"
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Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto": I. Allegro
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Forqueray, Antoine

  Suite No. 4 In G Minor: V. La Sainscy
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Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann

  Fantasia in D Minor, Fk. 19
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Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.119/L.415/P.217: Allegro
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Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin: Suite in G Major-Minor: VI. Les Sauvages
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Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Harpsichord Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1058: III. Allegro assai
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Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Pieces de Clavecin: Suite in E Minor-Major: IX. Tambourin
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Poulenc, Francis

  Suite Francaise, FP 80: VII. Carillon (version for keyboard)
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Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: II. Andante
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Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
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Seixas, Carlos de

  Keyboard Sonata No. 24 in D Minor: Allegro
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Total Playing Time: 01:16:11






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian; Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann; Buxtehude, Dieterich; Byrd, William; Couperin, François; Couperin, Louis; Forqueray, Antoine; Handel, George Frideric; Poulenc, Francis; Purcell, Henry; Rameau, Jean-Philippe; Scarlatti, Domenico; Seixas, Carlos de; Soler, Antonio

Conductor(s):
Müller-Brühl, Helmut

Orchestra(s):
Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Artist(s):
Beauséjour, Luc; Brown, Julia; Charlston, Terence R.; Cuckston, Alan; Cummings, Laurence; Halász, Débora; Hambitzer, Gerald; Hoeren, Harald; Lewis, Christopher D.; Mortensen, Lars Ulrik; Rowland, Gilbert; Rübsam, Wolfgang; Wilson, Glen

Label: Naxos

Series: Best Loved

Genre: Concerto; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical

Catalogue No: 8.578184

Barcode: 747313818471

Release Date: 02/2020

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