At 04:57 12-07-2003, James McCarty wrote:
>According to the notes for his recording, which I'm listening to right now
>(thanks to the bronchitis that's keeping me awake), the pitch of the hpds is
>a=390. Is that really too low? I know the strings are brass and the scale
>relatively short, but they don't sound false. The Giusti in particular
>sounds very fine, and the guy really plays well.
I'd add as evidence that his playing of the 3rd Frescobaldi Toccata (Tk.1)
is extremely accomplished. For me, worth the price of admission
alone. What it accomplishes is to make each note sound as though it
belongs where it is -- a question of masterly control of rhetoric and agogics.