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Journey - Two Hundred Years of Harpsichord Music by Byrd, Tallis, Bull, Sweelinck, J.S. Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Frescobaldi / Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord

Album Summary

>de Cabezón, Antonio : Diferencia Sobre "El Canto Del Caballero" for organ
>Byrd, William : The Carman's Whistle, air & variations for keyboard, MB 36
>Tallis, Thomas : O ye tender babes
>Bull, John : King's Hunt, for keyboard, MB 125 (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, no 135)
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Mein junges Leben hat ein End, variations for keyboard, SwWV 324
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 9, Toccata nona
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Toccate d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo
>Handel, George Frideric : Chaconne and Variations (21) for Harpsichord in G major, HWV 435
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 490/L 206
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 492/L 14
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This unique harpsichord recital by Trevor Pinnock charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart. Inspired by the travels of Antonio Cabezón, the sixteenth century organist and composer, Pinnock's programme weaves a path not only through Cabezón's life but also through his own enviable career. In celebration of his seventieth birthday, Pinnock has chosen a personal selection of works that evoke vivid memories from different stages of his life. Success in their respective careers led both Pinnock and Cabezón to travel widely; Cabezón's journeys through Europe resulted in meetings with several of the composers included in this program. Journey sees Pinnock perform repertoire spanning two hundred years (encompassing works by Tallis, Byrd, Bull, Sweelinck, Bach, Frescobaldi, Handel and Scarlatti) on his favorite home instrument, a harpsichord made in 1982 after a model by the mid eighteenth-century French builder, Henri Hemsch. Pinnock's own journey has seen him recognized as one of the finest players of his generation, receiving many prizes and international recognition along the way whilst amassing an exceptional discography; his truly is an epic journey. Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with The English Concert, the orchestra he founded and led for thirty years. In 2006 Pinnock founded the European Brandenburg Ensemble to celebrate his 60th birthday; their recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos was awarded a 2008 Gramophone Award. Pinnock is a former artistic director of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and founded The Classical Band in New York. Pinnock has appeared frequently as a guest conductor with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Boston, San Francisco and Detroit symphony orchestras and the LA chamber orchestra.

The Guardian, 13th February 2016
A quirky and intensely personal collection...At the recital's heart is a wonderfully wistful account of Sweelinck's deeply touching variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End, as if Pinnock is bidding farewell to his creative performing life - but let's hope there is more to come from this supremely musical player.

All Music Guide, February 2016
The multichannel recording gives Pinnock great clarity and close-up presence.

The Observer, 14th February 2016
Inspired by the journey of the Spanish composer Antonio de Cabez=n around Europe, Trevor Pinnock has assembled a quirky and intensely personal collection spanning two centuries of music and revisiting his career... at the recital's heart is a wonderfully wistful account of Sweelinck's deeply touching variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End, as if Pinnock is bidding farewell to his creative performing life - but let's hope there is more to come from this supremely musical player.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2016
[Pinnock's] is the fast-fingered but also beautifully controlled touch of a true harpsichordist, producing a rich sprung tone, exquisitely turned ornaments that seem to be both nimble and unhurried at the same time... it remains a warming pleasure to listen to music hand-picked and performed by one of the finest harpsichordists of our time.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2016
Pinnock's programme is rich in expressive contrasts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at C (08/20/2014-08/21/2014).



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Works Details

>de Cabezón, Antonio : Diferencia Sobre "El Canto Del Caballero" for organ
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1550s

>Byrd, William : The Carman's Whistle, air & variations for keyboard, MB 36
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Tallis, Thomas : O ye tender babes
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bull, John : King's Hunt, for keyboard, MB 125 (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, no 135)
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1600

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Mein junges Leben hat ein End, variations for keyboard, SwWV 324
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 9, Toccata nona
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Toccate d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo :: Balleto primo e secondo
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Handel, George Frideric : Chaconne and Variations (21) for Harpsichord in G major, HWV 435
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705-1717

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 490/L 206
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 492/L 14
  • Performer: Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (08/20/2014-08/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757