At 07:25 PM 13/09/2000 +0200, Chris wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "David Klein" <[log in to unmask]>
> > At 05:04 PM 13/09/2000 +0200, Chris wrote:
> > >-The present day harpsichordist who does that is not IMHO performing any
> > >good service to the composer, the music, the listener or him/herself.
> > >Listen to the great performers of today who play harpsichords which
> > >reflect the best of historic examples.
> > For my taste, there is too little use of stops in contemporary HIP hpscd
> > performance. How do we know these people are right in eschewing them to the
> > extent that is currently fashionable?
>Yes David you put your finger on it of course. It IS just a matter of taste!
Older Igor Kipnis recordings certainly use them more than you would hear
today, but he uses them tastefully IMHO. Anyone remember the old magazine
advert, "Prince Igor has no taste"? This would be true of the vodka (which
I don't remember having tried, anyway) but not the harpsichordist.