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)

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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

Bach | Goldberg Variations | Vancouver, July 30, 2018

For the lucky ones who are in Vancouver this Monday...  A Early Music Vancouver Event : highly recommended! Goldberg Variations – Benjamin Alard Monday July 30, 2018 | 7:30PM Christ Church Cathedral | Map Buy Tickets...Subscriptions Benjamin Alard, Harpsichord EMV continue our multi-year exploration of the Goldberg Variations with the elegance and insight offered by … Continue reading Bach | Goldberg Variations | Vancouver, July 30, 2018

The Harpsichord Clearing House

A useful website for those looking for buying an early keyboard... Une adresse utile pour ceux qui recherchent un clavier "ancien"... "The Harpsichord Clearing House specializes in the global sale, restoration and repair of new and used harpsichords, virginals, clavichords, positive organs and early pianos. In addition we offer consultation services for any of these … Continue reading The Harpsichord Clearing House

8th Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition

The Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) will sponsor the Eighth Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition to take place March 22-24, 2016 (note revised dates) at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. Harpsichordists under age 35 at the time of the competition are eligible to enter. The deadline is October 1, 2015, for preliminary … Continue reading 8th Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition