From Bach to Beethoven and beyond

Clavichord

Celebration CD - 100 YouTube productions

Wim Winters, clavichord

Recording date : 2014-2016

Instrument: Clavichord n°35 - Joris Potvlieghe

3 CD 

On this recording

The three CDs contain a selection of the 100 music videos published on my YouTube channel between 1 February 2014 and 1 November 2016. In order to celebrate this event, viewers suggested to produce a selection of the recordings on CD. It was the audience who made that selection, leading to 3 CDs, each bundled around a certain period.

It is an a-typical production in the sense that the sound of the recordings reflect the many microphone setups and equipment I used at the beginning of my channel. In the case of Beethoven's pathetique even the room was another one. 

Even though my style of playing developed quite a lot since then, the quality of recordings definitely is higher in recent productions with a much more 'studio' sound, the listener might appreciate in this selection an overview of a vaste period of music, all played on an instrument it either was written for, or perfectly possible. 

In a way, this production is celebrating for sure the clavichord!

Track list

CD 1

1-4          Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) :: Suite in E minor, BuxWV 236

Allemande – Courant- Saraband- Gigue

5              Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706):: Ciaconna in F Minor

6-8          George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) :: Suite D-Minor HWV 437

Allemande – Courante – Sarabande

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

9-11                  Invention n°7-9, BWV 778-780

12-13                Prelude & Fugue in E Major (WTK I), BWV 854

14-19                Partita in B flat Major, BWV 825

Praeambulum – Allemande – Courante

                                      Sarabande – Menuet – Gigue

20            Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

Abschied von meinem Silbermannischen Claviere

21-23      Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) :: Sonata in C Minor Op.17/2

Allegro – Andante – Prestissimo

 

 CD 2

 1-3          Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) :: Sonata in A flat Major, Hob. XVI/46

Allegro Moderato  – Adagio – Presto

4              Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) :: Variations in F Major, KV 398

5-7          Muzio Clementi (1752-1838) :: Sonata in F sharp Minor, opus 26/2

Piu tosto Allegro con Espressione – Lente e pathetic – Presto

8-9          Joseph Haydn :: Sonata in B flat Major, Hob. XVI/41

Allegro – Allegro di molto

10            W.A. Mozart :: Adagio in B Minor, KV 540

11            W.A. Mozart:: Sechs Deutsche Tänze, KV 509

 

CD 3

1-3          Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) :: Sonata Pathetique, opus 13 in C Minor

Grave – Allegro Molto e con brio – Andante cantabile – Rondo Allegro

4              Franz Schubert (1797-1828) :: Gretchen Am Spinnrade (klavier solo)

Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1851):: Etudes played from Beethoven’s copy

5                        Etude n°16 in F Minor

6                        Etude n°18 in D Minor

7                        Etude n°21 in G Major

8                        Etude n°24 in D Minor

 

9-10        Carl Czerny (1791-1857) :: Prelude & Fugue in G Major

11            Kostas Papazafeiropoulos (1983 – ) :: Rondo in A Minor (2015)

                         Dedicated to Wim Winters

12-15      Kostas Papazafeiropoulos :: Sonate in C Minor, opus 113 (2015)

Allegro – Adagio – Menuet/Trio – Rondo Allegro