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It’s a lot more than just pianos!

We’ll follow the story of the musical keyboard, from the ancient Greeks all the way to synthesizers, examining music for many different types — clavichords, harpsichords, fortepianos, organs, harmoniums, accordions, dulcimers, cimbaloms, melodicas, and mallet instruments from Java to jazz. This is a large and interesting family!

 

 
Program 1

Anon: Passamezzo Pavan  
Peter Watchorn, harpsichord
Music Of Tudor & Jacobean England
Beyond the Notes 
2:32
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Giles Farnaby: A Toye 
Richard Burnett, virginal
Amon RA SAR 6
1:02
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Girolamo Frescobaldi: Capriccio VI Sopra la Spagnoletta
Jean-Marc Aymes, claviorganum 
LIGA 101199
5:29
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J.S. Bach: Prelude in E    
Richard Burnett. fretted clavichord
Amon RA SAR
1:23
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Carlos de Seixas: Sonata for Clavichord No. 14, in c minor 
Minuet I, Minuet II  

Bernard Brauchli, clavichord
Bernard-brauchli.com
2:59

Domenico Zipoli: Sonata I In si Minore
I. Preludio: Largo   
  
Luca Guglielmi, Cristofori fortepiano
Itunes
4:31

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata (In mi minore), K. 81 
I. Grave; IV. Allegro

Luca Guglielmi, Cristofori fortepiano
Stradivarius 
3:03

Franz Joseph Haydn: Pieces for Musical Clock 
Richard Burnett, chamber organ by John Avery
Amon RA SAR 6
1:42; 1:05
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W.A. Mozart: Adagio for Glass Harmonica
Richard Burnett, square piano by Anton Walte
Amon RA SAR 6
3:21
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John Field: Nocturne in e minor 
Richard Burnett, cabinet piano by Clementi
Amon RA SAR 6
3:21
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Antonín Dvořák: Bagatelles, Op. 47 
Allegretto scherzando
   
Beethovenhalle Orchestra/ Dennis Russell Davies
MMD60180H
3:34
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Cymbalom Fantasy  
Gypsy Band of Victor Laszlo     
The Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra  
FM Records B00LKQN7HG
1:28

Bach: Cantata #29, BWV 29, "Wir Danken Dir, Gott"    
Wendy Carlos, synthesizer     
Switched-On Bach 2000 
Telarc 80323
3:35
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Program 2

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E, K. 380
Ralph Kirkpatrick, harpsichord
Archiv 253 3072
2:55

Domenico Scarlatti: Harpsichord Sonata In f minor, K 386     
David Schrader, fortepiano 
Cedille 42
3:14
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Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata In D, K 33; Keyboard Sonata In F, K 525
Vladimir Horowitz, piano   
Sony 53460 
5:09
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Alessandro Scarlatti: Variations On "La Follia"
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Archive 497 4481
6:26
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W. A. Mozart: Sonata in A, K. 331
III. Alla Turca/Allegretto

Richard Burnet, grand piano by Johann Fritz 
Amon RA SAR 6
3:10
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Francis Poulenc: Concert Champetre - III. Finale (Presto) 
Orchestre de l'Opera Bastille/Myung-Whun Chung, c.
Y. Loriod, harpsichord
EMI 69752
7:58
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Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Harpsichord Concerto, Op. 40 
1. Allegro Molto
   
Concerto Köln    
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Archive 479 4481
4:24
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Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 In e minor, Op. 11, B 53 
2. Romance: Larghetto      

Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment/Charles Mackerras, c.  
Emanuel Ax, piano by Sébastien Érard 
Sony 60771
9:47
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Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata #7 In B Flat, Op. 83, "War Sonata #2" 
3. Precipitato  

Martha Argerich, piano 
Live From The Concertgebouw
EMI 56975
3:34
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Program 3

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 
Prelude #13 In F Sharp, BWV 858      
Fugue #13 In F Sharp, BWV 858
  1:51 
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
DG 479 2789
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro 
European Brandenburg Ensemble 
Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord
Avie 2119
9:56
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J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 : I. Allegro    
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Pablo Casals, c.    
Rudolf Serkin, piano
Sony 46254
10:50
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach : Concerto Doppio in E-Flat Major for Harpsichord and 
Fortpiano, 

2 Flutes, 2 Horns, Strings and Basso Continuo, W.67, H. 479 
II. Larghetto   III. Presto   

Musica Antiqua Köln/Reinhard Goebel
Léon Berben & Robert Hill, harpsichord and fortepiano
GD Archive 471 579 
10:38
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J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria 
Glenn Gould, piano
Sony 46686
1:54
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J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria
Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord       
Philips 426
2:36; 00:59

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria 
Variatio 1. a 1; Variatio 2. a 1;  Variatio 3. Canone all'unisuono a 1 Clav. (Arr. for 
Accordion)
Janne Rättyä, accordion
Ondine  1209-2
4:49 

Bach: English Suite #2 In A Minor, BWV 807 - Bourrée     
Martha Argerich, piano
EMI 56975
3:55

Program 4

Bartók: Sonata For 2 Pianos & Percussion, SZ 110
1. Assai Lento (excerpt 1:41)
3. Allegro Non Troppo 
Murray Perahia, Georg Solti, David Corkhill, Evelyn Glennie    
CBS 42625
6:41
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Traditional: 8 Pieces On Filipino Folk Tunes: Music in the Indian Reductions 
Adagio; Las Piñas; Pagtatanim Ng Palay (Planting Rice)
Historical Organs of the Philippines, Vol. 4
Guy Bovet, Bamboo organ
Gall 1360 
2:17
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José Blasco de Nebra: Fandango de España 
Historical Organs of the Philippines, Vol. 4   
Guy Bovet, Bamboo organ 
Gall 1360
2:09
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J.S. Bach: Passacaglia in c minor
Ullrich Böhme, organ  
Thomaskirche, Leipzig
GEMA 0120
12:51
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J.S. Bach: Nun Freut Euch, Liebe Christen, BWV 734
Virgil Fox, organ
Heavy Organ - Bach Live At Carnegie Hall       
RCA 68816
1:44
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Poulenc: Concerto For Organ, Strings & Timpani 
Orchestre National De L'ORTF/ Jean Martinon, conductor
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
ERATO 55001
21:20
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Program 5

Zoltan Kodály: Háry János Suite, Op. 35A - Song       
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra/Antal Doráti, c
Mer. 432005
4:56
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Russel Hartenberger: The Invisible Proverb 
l. Okarche     
Nexus Percussion Ensemble      
Nexus 10713 
5:09
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Lou Harrison: Concerto In Slendro: I. Allegro 
Robert Hughes, Patricia Jennerjohn, Don Marconi, 
Machiko Kobialka, James Barbagallo, Jerome Neff & Daniel Kobialka     
New World Records 80643 
3:00
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Hot Ideas: Thumb Piano Percussion
Drums of the World-World Music Masters
1:49

Lawrence Inns: Robbin' Harry
Evelyn Glennie, Ray Russell, percussion 
Rhythm Song
RCA 60252

Fred Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated 
Theme. With Determination; Var. 1 Weaving. Delicate But Firm   
Ursula Oppens, Jerome Lowenthal, pianos
Cedille 158
2:10
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Sergio Ortega: El Pueblo Unido Jamàs Serà Vencido    
Inti-Illimani   
Viva Italia-  Itunes
3:34 

Alec Wilder:  All Through the Night 
Gil Goldstein, Heidi Grant Murphy & Kevin Murphy
Lullabies & Night Songs
Itunes
3:51

Jean Brun/Hubert Giraud: Sous Le Ciel De Paris  
Karrin Allyson, voice, Gil Goldstein, accordion
From Paris To Rio
Concord Records
4:06
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Ástor Piazzolla: Libertango
Ástor Piazzolla, bandoneon
Trova
2:46

Ode to Cleavage or the Camel 
Art Van Damme Quintet
The Accordion Legend
Itunes
3:53

Zydeco: Sont Pas Sale
Clifton Chenier 
The Best of Clifton Chenier    
Itunes
3:44 

Tolchard Evans: Lady of Spain
Dick Contino, accordion
The Accordion Legends
Itunes
1:54

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever, arrangement by Morton Gould:        
10 solo pianists Faculty and artists of the Eastman School of Music
Monster Concert
4:51
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