The Very Best Harpsichord Recordings Ever Made

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Any harpsichord fans out there willing to share what the finest recordings in their collection are? Wish I had more

 

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my favourite Harpsicord record is "Soler, Works for Harpsicord" Rafael Puyana, Philips 432 830-2, I had taped a friends discontinued LP decades ago and was thrilled when it was released on CD.

Very exciting playing, perhaps not what you may be expecting...

I am fond of both the Roussett and Moroney Bach Italian Concerto recordings.

 

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Apologies for not answering the question as I have no idea what are the best recordings. I'm by no means an aficionado, but two of my favourites recordings featuring the instrument are these two fusion albums:

1) Spinning Wheel: Roundtable - a folk project by Christopher Hogwood and David Munrow from 1969. Christopher Hogwood wigs out on the keyboard on their cover of Scarborough Fair.

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2) L'Arpeggiata: Mediterraneo - released this year

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which features extremely varied early/folk music from Greece, Spain, Turkey etc all played with real verve by Christina Pluhar's top-notch ensemble. Including some great harpsicord playing!

 

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I am rather partial to Keith Jarrett playing the Goldberg Variations on harpsichord. I know it was not well received by the critics but I like it and it seems very well recorded.

 

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Wanda Landowska playing Scarlatti on 78s!You can easily get CD transcriptions, but somehow they just aren't the same.

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Just listened to the cd. As you I think you suggest, the sound (on cd) isn't great. Bit closed and flat. Really enjoyed the performance though, thanks

 

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