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Pitfalls and Pleasures: recording on a 1764 Harpsichord

Citation: Irving, John (2010) Pitfalls and Pleasures: recording on a 1764 Harpsichord. In: Dean's Seminar, 24 March 2010, School of Advanced Study. (Unpublished)


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In January 2008 John Irving spent a week making a CD recording of 18th-century harpsichord works on a historic keyboard instrument in a museum at Edinburgh University. In this talk he explores some of the pros and cons of using a 'real' instrument (rather than a modern copy) in such a recording project, introduces some performance practice issues and plays some of the recordings.

Creators: Irving, John and
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Subjects: Music
Keywords: harpsichord, performance practice, period performance, authenticity, recording
Divisions: Institute of Musical Research
Collections: Dean's Seminar
  • 24 March 2010 ()


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