Category Archives: Harpsichord

Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris from La Gamme […] (1723) / J. Savall

Beautiful baroque. Marin Marais (1656-1728)

 

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)
Fabio Biondi (violin)
Pierre Hantaï (harpsichord & positive organ)

Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall (conductor)

From

John Portman on YouTube

 

Partita GWV 133 — Christoph Graupner // Fernando De Luca, Harpsichord

You might have surmised by now that I love the harpsichord.  In fact, I can’t think of a better way to start out my day.

This partita is by Christoph Graupner.  He was a contemporary of Bach; and, like Bach, he was a very prolific composer.  For a number of reasons his music was neglected, but it wasn’t because of the quality.  It is of a consistently high level and in the midst of a revival, it appears.