“Galant” style harpsichord.
From 1879/1880. Scharwenka was a Prussian pianist and composer. He was a well-known pianist in the late 19th century. He was also a music educator and had a music school in Berlin and, for a short while, in New York.
This is a virtuoso piano concerto in the best sense of the word, in my opinion. It was originally intended to be simply a piano fantasy.
Another largely neglected Romantic composer. Julius Rietz (1812-1877)
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Of course, piano wasn’t the original instrument, but it sounds very good.
I was actually searching for his son, Anton, on YouTube, but this “Mannheim” piece sounded so good I decided to post it.
Beethoven’s friend and colleague. Posted because I love this era of music…It’s one of the earliest and most durable loves of my life!
It’s “Couperin le Grand’s” birthday today. Here is a wonderful harpsichord piece.
Ready to cavort with the gods? Hold on to your hats! (It’s Gustav Holst’s birthday today.)