Category Archives: Harpsichords and Early Keyboard Instruments

Allemande from Handel’s D minor Suite HWV 428, played on a real 18th century harpsichord

Allemande from Handel’s D minor Suite HWV 428, played on the William Smith (c1720) harpsichord at the Bate Collection in Oxford, by Douglas Mews. This instrument quite possibly was played by Handel himself and is certainly built in a style … Continue reading

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5 Basic Tips For An ’18th century’ Mozart Fingering on Keyboards

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Sweelinck’s Fantasia Chromatica in Werckmeister tuning

Sweelinck’s Fantasia Chromatica in Werckmeister tuning. Three performances of the same piece in differing temperaments. This is Werckmeister tuning.   

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Wim Winters plays Bach ‘O Gott du Frommer Gott’, BWV 767 on clavichord

Wim Winters plays Bach ‘O Gott du Frommer Gott’, BWV 767 on clavichord  

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Wim Winters plays Mozart’s Prelude and Fugue KV 394 on clavichord

Wim Winters plays Mozart’s Prelude and Fugue KV 394 on clavichord.    

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Wim Winters plays Beethoven sonata opus 22 on the clavichord

Winters plays Beethoven sonata opus 22 on the clavichord. Wim Winters plays L.v. Beethoven’s sonata opus 22 in B flat (ca 1800) (scroll down for more) 0:10 Allegro con brio 10:19 Adagio con molta espressione 20:02 Menuetto 24:00 Rondo Allegretto … Continue reading

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Tangent Piano

The Tangent Piano I just found out today the existence of this 18th century piano, which is kind of surprising considering my interest in historical keyboards. My friend had heard some Mozart keyboard music on the radio and said whatever … Continue reading

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