New facsimile for harpsichordists : The 4th Book of the Ladys Entertainment by William Babell

The 4th Book of the Ladys Entertainment or Banquet of Musick Being a Choice Collection of the most Celebrated Aires & Duets in the Opera's of Hydaspes & Almahide. Curiously Set and fitted to the Harpsicord or Spinnet: with their Symphonys introduc'd in a compleat manr. by M. W. Babel. William Babell (c1690-1723) acquired an international … Continue reading New facsimile for harpsichordists : The 4th Book of the Ladys Entertainment by William Babell

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New Early Music Facsimile for Harpsichord : Sei sonate per cembalo by CPE Bach (1742)

I just finished restoring Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach's Six Sonatas for harpsichord [Wq. 48]. These “Prussian Sonatas” – so­called after the dedication to Frederick the Great, to whom Bach was court harpsichordist at the time – were published in 1742 by Balthasar Schmid of Nuremberg. Together with the „Württemberg Sonatas” dedicated to Duke Karl Eugen … Continue reading New Early Music Facsimile for Harpsichord : Sei sonate per cembalo by CPE Bach (1742)

R.I.P. Kenneth Gilbert (1931-2020)

Figure majeure du clavecin au XXe siècle, le claveciniste, éditeur et pédagogue Kenneth Gilbert, né le 16 décembre 1931 à Montréal, est décédé dans la soirée du 15 avril dans un CHSLD de Québec d’une pneumonie fulgurante, selon son entourage. Kenneth Gilbert souffrait de la maladie d’Alzheimer.Contrairement à une idée communément partagée, le patronyme « Gilbert » se prononce à … Continue reading R.I.P. Kenneth Gilbert (1931-2020)

New Early Music Facsimile to Play on : Sonatas for Harpsichord by D. Scarlatti

Domenico Scarlatti | Essercizi per gravicembalo (1738) 30 Sonatas for Harpsichord [K.1 -30] Domenico Scarlatti | Essercizi per gravicembalo (1738)Domenico Scarlatti | Essercizi per gravicembalo (1738)Domenico Scarlatti | Essercizi per gravicembalo (1738)Domenico Scarlatti | Essercizi per gravicembalo (1738) More details, here. | Plus de détails, ici. Membership means more... Join today! Abonnez-vous et bénéficiez d'avantages … Continue reading New Early Music Facsimile to Play on : Sonatas for Harpsichord by D. Scarlatti

New Facsimile: François Couperin | Concerts Royaux & Nouveaux Concerts (1722 & 1724)

« Les pièces qui suivent sont d’une autre espèce que celles que j’ai données jusqu’à présent. Elles conviennent non seulement au clavecin, mais aussi au violon, à la flûte, au hautbois, à la viole et au basson. Je les avais faites pour les petits concerts de chambre où Louis quatorze me faisait venir presque tous … Continue reading New Facsimile: François Couperin | Concerts Royaux & Nouveaux Concerts (1722 & 1724)

New! A must-have for any harpsichordist…

Domenico Scarlatti | Essercizi per gravicembalo | Sonata I-XVI (1738) For more details on the music score, click here. | Pour plus de détails sur la partition, cliquez ici. The second part of this masterwork is coming soon. Sonatas XVI to XXX are undergoing restoration. La seconde partie de ce chef d'oeuvre sera bientôt disponible. … Continue reading New! A must-have for any harpsichordist…

What did Atelier Philidor restore this past week ?

Restorations in progress at Atelier Philidor… Friendly reminder to all members (personal membership): You are entitled to receive digitally an exclusive preview of the ongoing restorations, if you wish. Just contact Atelier Philidor via its website chat box, here. Rappel à tous les membres (abonnement individuel) : Vous avez le privilège de recevoir en avant-première … Continue reading What did Atelier Philidor restore this past week ?

Restorations in progress at Atelier Philidor…

What did Atelier Philidor restore this past week ? Friendly reminder to all members (personal membership): You have the privilege to receive digitally an exclusive preview of the ongoing restorations, if you wish. Just contact Atelier Philidor via its website chat box, here. Rappel à tous les membres (abonnement individuel) : Vous avez le privilège … Continue reading Restorations in progress at Atelier Philidor…

Support the “Gustav Leonhardt Pedagogy Archive” project

What is the Gustav Leonhardt Pedagogy Archive? A digital collection of primary-source material concerning Gustav Leonhardt’s teaching,  visible to the general public through a free-access online portal. Personal reminiscences, scanned documents, audio or video recordings and photographs contributed by Leonhardt’s students will constitute their common heritage, and form new perspectives on a uniquely inspiring musician … Continue reading Support the “Gustav Leonhardt Pedagogy Archive” project

David Sutherland on building harpsichords and early keyboards

Interesting story "...When he was a teenager, he’d visited the shop of one of the better harpsichord makers in the world. His name was John Challis. He worked in Ypsilanti and later Detroit. Sutherland was hooked. He wanted to build harpsichords. His parents persuaded him that going to college made more sense..." Continue reading & … Continue reading David Sutherland on building harpsichords and early keyboards