Bach 2 Harpsichords

Floral design

Skip Sempé, Olivier Fortin
Paradizo PA0014

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his 1998 recording was, I think, a missed opportunity. Firstly, none of Bach’s works genuinely for two harpsichords is included and secondly there’s no really creative engagement with the originals to create music that looks and sounds like something the composer might have written for these forces. In the organ works, for instance, one player plays the manual parts, the other the pedal. So while, purely as noise, it offers a sumptuous experience, musically this did little for me. Well played, though.

David Hansell