Ensemble Spirituoso (Florentino Calvo baroque mandolin, Maria Lucia Barros harpsichord, Philippe Foulon “viole d’Orphée” and “violoncelle d’amour“, Leonardo Loredo de… Read more Leone: 6 sonates pour mandoline et basse continue – Livre 1 (1767)
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ituated at nearly 1100 metres on a promontory in the Haute-Loire, the small village of La Chaise-Dieu is dominated by… Read more Festival de musique Chaise-Dieu – 22nd to 30 August 2015
Boyan Vodenitcharov fortepiano, François Fernandez violin, Rainer Zipplering cello 62:08 Flora 0805 Hob. XV:10, 18, 21 & 23 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hese delightful… Read more Haydn: Klaviertrios
compiled and arranged by William Hamilton Bird Jane Chapman harpsichord, Yu-Wei Hu flute 74:14 signum classics SIGCD415 +W. H. Bird:… Read more The Oriental Miscellany: Airs of Hindustan
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Symphonie g-moll… Symphony in G minor, 1st and 2nd Version, KV 550, edited by Henrik Wiese… Read more Mozart: Symphony in G minor
François Fernandez violin, Boyan Vodenitcharov fortepiano 62:39 Flora 0906 K303, 360, 378 & 454 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a delightful disc, featuring… Read more Mozart: Sonaten
In this, volume 29 of the BIS complete C.P.E. Bach keyboard series, Miklós Spányi makes a strong case for the clavichord, both in his playing and in the useful sleeve notes. He gets a wide range of dynamics and articulation, and the recording quality is excellent, picking up every nuance.
I was very impressed by the playing of this young Polish harpschordist when he recently accompanied Rachel Podger for the Georgian Concert Society in Edinburgh and these two CDs confirm him as a formidable talent.
Although this performance has aged well, for me it still lags behind the Eliot Gardiner version. Unusually for a Herreweghe recording, I was aware of a little too much micro-management, especially at cadences.
The phrase ‘sense and sensibility’ in the title is a very appropriate description of the playing here, as well as of the music. Cecchetti performs three mature sonatas, together with two Fantasias and a Rondo, with great sensitivity of feeling and of touch.