Samstag, 19. April 2008

Ton Koopman plays J. S. Bach Toccata in G BWV 916, first mvt.

Ton was my first harpsichord teacher in Amsterdam, back in 1970.

Donnerstag, 17. April 2008

Winding a String on an old-style Tuning Pin

Carey Beebe demonstrates how to wind a string on a tuning pin that has no hole to hold the end of the string.

Donnerstag, 10. April 2008

Harpsichord Regulation: Replacing a Quill


My colleague Prof. Ketil Haugsand (Musikhochschule Köln) demonstrates how to replace a delrin quill.

Montag, 7. April 2008

José Iturbi plays Rameau on a Pleyel harpsichord (ca. 1940)

Historical performance practice of a different sort. This is the only historical video I am familiar with of someone demonstrating a Pleyel harpsichord. José Iturbi (1895-1980) studied harpsichord with Wanda Landowska at the Paris Conservatoire. He plays Rameau's Rigaudon, Musette and Tambourin (the film appears to have been made around 1940).