Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Big Harpsichord Box

I need to share this. There’s a product on Amazon. (This is not an endorsement of Amazon per se.) It’s a SIX-CD set called The Big Harpsichord Box. Over six hours of harpsichord music by a variety of performers. For … Continue reading

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Face(less)book

There’s an article on the Verge website about a former Facebook executive who expresses deep remorse over what he has helped create. (No word if he’s donating all of his ill-gotten money, or starting a foundation to fix the damage.) … Continue reading

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Harpsichord Diary III

I’ve been looking online for performances on Italian harpsichords, and have found quite a few. My gut feelings have been validated. I’ve got my hands on a really good instrument. The characteristic prompt and bright response, full of harmonics, ideal … Continue reading

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Harpsichord Diary II

Delving into the capriccios of Frescobaldi has been a real pleasure with the new harpsichord. I think it was Segovia who said that, for him, music settled into a guitar as water into a glass. That is how it is … Continue reading

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Harpsichord Diary

It arrived on Friday, and I have spent quality time over the weekend getting acquainted. It is a 2007 Bennett harpsichord, a 1×8 Italian in a simple, elegant case. (If you know Italian harpsichord design, it almost looks like an … Continue reading

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