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#1971664 - 10/11/12 04:20 AM The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor
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Andras Schiff offered a discourse on why he justifies playing Bach on the piano-but in the course of a lengthy presentation he devoted discussion to the harpsichord and its limitations.

This set in motion a bit of a joust between him and Elaine Comparone, a very great harpsichordist. This may be worth a few chuckles.
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#1971957 - 10/11/12 05:54 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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in his programnotes for his live-recording of the Goldbergvariations in Basel (CH) he states that more than 75 minutes of harpsichord is too much, that's why he prefers the piano, I totally agree (and rate that recording among the best ever made).
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#1972181 - 10/12/12 04:50 AM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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I can't understand such a statement. I wish, for one thing, that he would use some discriminate pedal, and not deliver such a dry performance. I much prefer Perahia's Goldberg Variations, and all his Bach compared to Schiff.
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#1972182 - 10/12/12 04:52 AM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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I've listened to hours of Elaine Comparone's harpsichord playing, and don't find her great artistry to be too much. Same would apply to the late, Wanda Landowska.
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#1972183 - 10/12/12 04:53 AM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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http://www.harpsichord.org

A wonderful harpsichord driven website.
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#1972326 - 10/12/12 02:08 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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I love harpsichord music. For 20 years I played/owned a harpsichord and virtually didn't touch my piano. So I am amazed at the hyperbole about Elaine Comparone. It is as if Landowska, Leonhardt, Tilney, Koopman, Pinnock and many others I simply cannot call to mind never existed. I bought my harpsichord in 1972 and the instrument was by no means obscure or relegated to continuo duties then.

I'm not knocking her performances - haven't heard them except in the clips above. But she certainly has not rescued the harpsichord from obscurity.

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#1972432 - 10/12/12 07:12 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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Thank you for posting this. When it comes to Bach, Schiff is the greatest in my opinion.

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#1972450 - 10/12/12 07:54 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: shirlkirsten]
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Originally Posted By: music32
Andras Schiff offered a discourse on why he justifies playing Bach on the piano-but in the course of a lengthy presentation he devoted discussion to the harpsichord and its limitations.

This set in motion a bit of a joust between him and Elaine Comparone, a very great harpsichordist. This may be worth a few chuckles.
http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/...he-harpsichord/


I enjoyed the video very much, but where's the humor (or humour) as announced in the title? Is this really a duel, or is it just a preference for different media to deliver the composer's message?

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#1972781 - 10/13/12 02:25 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: sandalholme]
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#1972783 - 10/13/12 02:25 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: BruceD]
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each to his own taste for humor.
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#1972883 - 10/13/12 06:48 PM Re: The Harpsichord/Piano duel re: Bach with humor [Re: dolce sfogato]
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Originally Posted By: dolce sfogato
in his programnotes for his live-recording of the Goldbergvariations in Basel (CH) he states that more than 75 minutes of harpsichord is too much, that's why he prefers the piano, I totally agree (and rate that recording among the best ever made).


IMO, 75 minutes of Andras Schiff is too much.

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