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A. GAVRILOV, N. MARRINER - J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concerts

A. GAVRILOV, N. MARRINER - J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concerts
ID: MKM101
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Keyboard

Recorded in 1986
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A. GAVRILOV, N. MARRINER - J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concerts, etc.

A. GAVRILOV, N. MARRINER - J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concerts, etc.
ID: MKM102
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Keyboard

Recorded in 1984 *Recorded in 1986
4-6 - Susan Millan, Lenor Smith, flutes
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J. S. Bach - The Universal Musician Masterworks for Clavichord - Derek Adlam

J. S. Bach - The Universal Musician Masterworks for Clavichord - Derek Adlam
ID: GMCD7232
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Baroque
Subcollection: Keyboard

Recorded: The Priory Church of Our Lady and St. Cuthbert, Worksop, Nottinghamshire on 1-4 January 2001 by kind permission of the Vicar, the Reverend Fr. Andrew Wagstaff SSC.

The instrument used in this recording.

The clavichord was made by Derek Adlam in 1982. It is a copy of an instrument of 1763 by Johann Adolph Hass, Hamburg, Russell Collection, Edinburgh.

Brass strung, the clavichord has a five octave compass of FF to f3, unfretted, with an additional 4 foot string in the bass. The pitch is a1 = 405Hz, an approximation of mid-18th century Hamburg pitch.

Tuning: a sixth-comma system is used (Young 2), allowing free modulation but retaining a sense of key and chord colour.

The Clavichord

The clavichord appeared in Europe towards the end of the 14th century. By 1404, the terms clavichordium and clavicymbalum described clearly distinct stringed keyboard instruments. Many 15th century representations of keyboard instruments appear in stained glass, carvings, and in paintings and manuscripts. No instruments survive from before 1480, the approximate date of an upright harpsichord in the museum of the Royal College of Music, London. No clavichord before about 1540 has come down to us, but many depictions, treatises and poems relating to the clavichord give us a clear view of these earliest instruments and their use.

The clavichord’s method of tone production is unlike any other stringed instrument. The strings pass over a bridge glued to a soundboard, and their opposite ends are wrapped in a ribbon of woollen cloth which prevents their vibration. The strings are sounded by metal blades called tangents, driven into the distal ends of the key levers. When a key is depressed, the tangent rises to strike the string and, remaining in contact with it while the finger rests on the key, defines its speaking length like a second bridge. The tangent also isolates the speaking section of the string from the damping material, leaving it free to vibrate. When a key is released and the tangent falls away from the string, the damping fabric can once again stop the string’s vibration.

>The singular feature of this simple system is that the tangent strikes the string at one end of its speaking length, i.e. a part of a string normally fixed. In striking the string at a non-vibrating part, the tangent can supply it with only a very small amount of energy. The tangent’s sudden but slight displacement of the string from its plane of rest, and a small shock wave which travels down it towards the bridge, cause it to vibrate and produce its sound.

What then is the advantage distinguishing the clavichord from the harpsichord? Despite the small sound, a clavichord player can achieve a considerable range of loud and soft tone. This effect was impossible to achieve on any other keyboard instrument by the fingers alone before the invention of the Florentine piano at the end of the 17th century. The clavichord player also is in contact with the string itself, so remains in control of the means of tone production. By varying the pressure, effects (including a vibrato) can be obtained which are achievable only on the clavichord. The instrument takes on some of the characteristic inflections and modulations of the human voice, an ideal instrumentalists have aimed at throughout the history of western music. Its intimacy of tone led to its association with personal expression and philosophical reflection. It became a spiritual confidant and comforter in times of distress.

Throughout the 17th century, use of the clavichord became more localized and especially in France, Italy and England, it gradually fell from favour. In these countries, schools of composition developed which exploited the rich tonal characteristics and potential for brilliant technical display of plucked keyboard instruments. In Germany, the clavichord remained highly important as a study and practice instrument, particularly for organists. It also suited a tendency towards spiritual introspection amongst German composers.

Despite the clavichord’s popularity in Germany, almost no music was written specifically for the instrument before the musical innovations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sons and the growth of a new, expressive Empfindsamer Stil, the ‘style of sentiment’. We have no definite proof of Bach’s opinion of the clavichord beyond a statement by his first biographer, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, 1749-1818, whose information supposedly came from Bach’s sons:

"…. he considered the clavichord the best instrument for study and for any music performed in an intimate setting. He found it the most able to express his most refined thoughts …. [and] capable of so many subtleties within its small scale…."

Forkel was one of a group of enthusiastic "Bachists" who continued to revere the works of Johann Sebastian and to promote the clavichord as an ideal instrument even in the face of the increasing popularity of the fortepiano. Even if Forkel’s report is not completely impartial, clavichords would without question have been used frequently in Bach’s household. It is appropriate to perform Bach’s keyboard music on the clavichord, even when the scale of a work seems to suggest a more powerful and extravert instrument. The scale of the instrument may be small, but its dynamic and expressive range can meet the requirements of music conceived on the largest scale. When heard with a receptive and unprejudiced ear, the clavichord’s limitations become insignificant.
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Haydn • Acht Sauschneider müssen sein - Derek Adlam, clavichord

Haydn • Acht Sauschneider müssen sein - Derek Adlam, clavichord
ID: GMCD7260
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: The Great Composers
Subcollection: Keyboard

Recorded: North Transept of the Priory Church of Our Lady and St Cuthbert,Worksop -17-20 September 2002, by kind permission of the Vicar, the Reverend Father Andrew Wagstaff SSC

The clavichord was made by Derek Adlam in 1982. It is a copy of an instrument of 1763 by
Johann Adolph Hass, Hamburg, Russell Collection, Edinburgh. Strung throughout in brass, the clavichord has a five-octave compass of FF to f3, unfretted, with an additional 4 foot string in the bass. The pitch is a1 = 405Hz, an approximation of mid-18th century Hamburg pitch. It is tuned in a sixth-comma system (Young 2), allowing free modulation but retaining a sense of key and chord colour.
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Winter Sun - The Reminiscences

Winter Sun - The Reminiscences
ID: ART253
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Keyboard

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Music by Denis Shapovalov- Above the Earth

Music by Denis Shapovalov- Above the Earth
ID: ART178
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: New Music

D.Shapovalov - cello, keyboards, electric guitar, bass guitar A.Vershinin - piano D.Selivanov - drums A.Batychenko - trumpet
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G. Sedelnikov - The stairs of Heaven. On the Chinese Book of Changes

G. Sedelnikov -  The stairs of Heaven. On the Chinese Book of Changes
ID: ART218
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Synthesizer

Synthesizers «Kurzweil» and Korg »- G.Sedelnikov / Keyboards" Kurzweil "&" Korg "- G.Sedelnikov

18 - Poet Olga Sedelnikova / The poem reads Valentin Zagoryansky
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Viktor Agranovich -In the boat. Musical pictures on lyrics by A.Bely

Viktor Agranovich -In the boat. Musical pictures on lyrics by A.Bely
ID: ART194
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Voices

Music Viktor Agranovich
Arranging, mixing, mastering Nikita Bratus

Igor Marchenko - vocal Nikita Bratus - keyboards Konstantin Il'itskiy - violin (2) Viktor Agranovich - cello (2, 10) Anastasiya Shabalina - vocal (4)
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Russian Mystery - Mikhail Chekalin - Album-Symphony of 9 Phonograms or Concerto grosso

Russian Mystery - Mikhail Chekalin - Album-Symphony of 9 Phonograms or Concerto grosso
ID: MELCD6000295
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Electro-Acoustic Chamber Music
Subcollection: Keyboard

Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient, Modern

Composed By, Performer, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals, Percussion, Producer, Recorded
13.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

Off Course - Street of Secrets

Off Course - Street of Secrets
ID: BMCCD024
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Jazz
Subcollection: Keyboard

The music of Off Course is very sensitive, strongly influenced by European jazz. Though their aim was not to create popular music, the outcome is nevertheless meant for a wider public. The group was formed ten years ago and shows surpassing maturity; what we hear is music played chamber-music style.


01. First Station 6:48
02. My Fairytale 7:27
03. Uncertain Meeting 7:37
04. Mother River 4:05
05. Expectation 5:19
06. House Of Memories 4:26
07. Beyond The Mountains 6:44
08. Street Of Secrets 3:09

Total time: 45:35

Performers
Gábor Juhász - acoustic and electric guitars
Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos - acoustic piano and keyboards
József Horváth Barcza - acoustic bass
Elemér Balázs - drums and percussion
15.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

 
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