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Harpsichord: Haydn, Purcell

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  1. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 4 in A Minor: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 4 in A Minor: Almand $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 4 in A Minor: Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 4 in A Minor: Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 4 in A Minor: Jig $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in D, Hob. XVI - 14: Allegro moderato $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in D, Hob. XVI - 14: Menuet $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in D, Hob. XVI - 14: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 7 in G Minor: Ouverture: Largo, Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 7 in G Minor: Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 7 in G Minor: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 7 in G Minor: Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 7 in G Minor: Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 7 in G Minor: Passacaille $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in F Major: I. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in F Major: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in F Major: III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in F Major: IV. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in G Minor: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in G Minor: Almand $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in G Minor: Corant $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Purcell & Handel — Suite No. 2 in G Minor: Saraband $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in G, Hob. XVI - 27: Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in G, Hob. XVI - 27: Menuet $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in G, Hob. XVI - 27: Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Purcell & Handel — Sonata in D, Hob. XVII, D. 1: Finale (Allegro) [Encore] $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Purcell & Handel — A New Ground in E Minor $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 4 in A minor, Z 663
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 16 in D major, H 16 no 14
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells")
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in F major, HWV 427
>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 2 in G minor, Z 661
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in G major, H. 16/27
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata in D major, Hob. 17/D1
>Purcell, Henry : A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the pleasures"
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

To date, only one CD of historically informed performance has featured in the catalogue of Wigmore Hall Live. It is now joined by another disc: a harpsichord programme, featuring a leading soloist in his field. Trevor Pinnock, of course, is one of the pioneering figures in historically informed performance, having founded the English Concert in 1973. 36 years on, he retains his questing spirit: "We have to beware of creating new styles of period performance and believing that they are the only correct ones," he said in a recent interview. "We've got to keep questioning, since these are all modern interpretations... Phrasing, instrumentation, ornamentation are all up for grabs. And these are only the superficial elements. The deepest discussions go on when we ask the music what it wants."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wigmore Hall, London, England (05/10/2009).



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Works Details

>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 4 in A minor, Z 663
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1696
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 16 in D major, H 16 no 14
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 1760
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells")
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705-1707
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in F major, HWV 427
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710-1717
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Purcell, Henry : Suite for Harpsichord no 2 in G minor, Z 661
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1696
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in G major, H. 16/27
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1776
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata in D major, Hob. 17/D1 :: Finale
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Purcell, Henry : A New Ground for Harpsichord in E minor, Z T682 "Welcome to all the pleasures"
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1683
  • Studio/Live: Live