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Day Seventeen: Lute Works, Part Two (CD 1-17)

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments · 1720, 1725, 1740, Bach at 35, Bach at 40, Bach at 55, BWV 1000, BWV 1006a, BWV 998, BWV 999, CD 1-17, Jakob Lindberg, Lute, Lute Works, Suite in E major Gavotte en rondeau

This CD is amazing. It, and the one preceding it, are wonders to behold. The Lute — especially as played with such feeling and precision as Jakob Lindberg demonstrates — is a marvelous instrument. It looks to be difficult to master. And it may be. But those who do scale its heights reward those who […]

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Day Six: Harpsichord Concertos (CD 1-6)

August 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · 1738, 1740, 1741, 1742, Bach at 53, Bach at 55, Bach at 56, BWV 1052, BWV 1053, BWV 1054, BWV 1055, CD 1-6, Harpsichord Concertos, Squire of Gothos, Star Trek

The harpsichord is an instantly recognizable instrument. Nothing on the planet sounds like one. And very few instruments are as quickly identified with their era as a harpsichord. But therein lies both its strength and weakness. Like the fuzz-guitar tone from the 1960s, a harpsichord cannot transcend its own era, which is the Renaissance and […]

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