Paul Gabler <[log in to unmask]> wrote
>I'm new on this mailinglist and this seems the right platform to ask
>a question by somebody who doesn't play the instrument but adores
>the sound of the harpsichord.
Bravo! It takes a discriminating ear to appreciate this sound, especially if
you don't play the instrument yourself.
>Although there are more and more recordings to purchase the last
>decade and my collection has grown considerable I'm still waiting
>for recordings of pieces by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
>The cd by William Christie with Uranie and Euterpe is one of my
I pulled out my copy of this disk, acquired from some used CD bin sometime in
the dark past, and re-listened. This is good stuff...I especially liked the
Chaconne in Euterpe, and now I'm wondering about playing this music. The
program notes with the CD emphasize how obscure the music is and state that none
had been published within 40 years of the CD (1980). This suggests that any
"modern" editions would be edited to death, and elevates the usual questions
about facsimiles: Are they available? Are they legible? What clefs are used?
Can anyone on the list comment on publications?
--Don Simons ([log in to unmask])