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Five Centuries of Harpsichord Music

Günther Fetz on three
Harpsichords

order no.: EC 55
EAN 9 004409 000556
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Günther Fetz on three instruments: Italian Virginal after Bertolotti 1585, Harpsi-chord after Antunes Lissabon, Harpsichord after Blanchet.

In his newest CD recording, harpsichordist Günther Fetz dedicates himself to five centuries of harpsichord composition. The choice of works ranges from an anonymous piece from around 1500 to an improvisation employing modern expressive devices … It is fascinating to hear the harpsichordist play on three very different instruments, revealing a thrilling tonal diversity. An exact reconstruction of an Italian virginal is to be heard. Two works are played on a Portuguese harpsichord, with other works being performed on a French instrument … The interpretations by Günther Fetz captivatingly present the characteristics of the works with authentic phrasings and articulations.”
Vorarlberger Nachrichten

"This is not one of those tired anthologies in which pieces are collected according to one criterion or another, and in which none of the pieces sheds light on another… Günther Fetz has brought together pieces with character to show the many-sided history of the art of the harpsichord in 70 entertaining minutes."
Interpretation: very good
Sound: very good
SCALA Alles über Klassik & Jazz

"Three of his own improvisations bring us into the twentieth century… the expansive third improvisation skilfully leads the free extemporization, in earlier times a matter of course for harpsichordists, onto modern paths… Fetz is not only a stylistically versed specialist for early keyboard instruments, but also e sensitive performer who takes the listener along on an exciting journey in time and, as a creative musician, acquaints him with his art in a lively manner."
FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

works:
Cabezon, Paumann, Anonymus ca. 1500, Storace, Scarlatti (5 Sonatas), Balbastre, Johann Sebastian Bach (French Suite in G), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Günther Fetz (3 Improvisations)


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