Music From Bach to Beethoven and Beyond
Free 356 pages E-Book included in the package
These three CD’s will give you a unique overview of 150 years of music written for, or without doubt often played on the clavichord. The selection is even broader with two works composed recently (in late 18th century style) specially for the clavichord.
The production of these CD’s is set up as a celebration for reaching the number of 100 music production for my YouTube channel, “Authentic Sound”. The community as it was in 2016 guided me through the difficult selection of leaving out 80% of the recordings!
Of course, compared to the YouTube versions, you’ll get the sound in CD Quality with revisited editing. This production will be a one in a kind for Authentic Sound and in that respect rather a unique release.
The YouTube videos/recordings were first made public between 1 February 2014 and 1 November 2016. Production of these recordings has never felt like “real work.” It never even felt as if it took much time from my daily life. The regular upload scheme (one recording every ten days) certainly has helped to turn this adventure into a habit. But the one determining factor that helped achieve all of this has been the fantastic community that has grown around the Authentic Sound project on YouTube, and the interaction with many through these recordings. That growing community has created a new, refreshing, and perhaps even modern dynamic around my musical life. If I write anything, in this short introduction, it is a sincere “thank you”, to all of the almost 3.000 ‘subscribers’, of which I could call many a friend. Without their support, this would never have been possible. Not to mention all the projects that are on their way…
“Authentic Sound” was first chosen as a name in 2012. It was for a concert I gave at the Exhibition of Instrument Makers held at the MA Festival in Bruges (Belgium). I thought that the clavichord, as important as this instrument was throughout the whole 18th c., could use some extra help in today’s world of HIP; still dominated by harpsichords and pianofortes. The term “Sound” reflected the sound of my clavichord. The word “Authentic” tied into its voice; which is authentic in every meaning of the word. When thinking about a name for a YouTube channel, it was hard to come up with an alternative to this. And so, Authentic Sound it was. We will take this as a brand name for future projects, as there will be a recording label, publication of scores, a recording studio, and even Authentic Sound Radio is a project that is under development for launch within the coming years.
The instrument I’m playing on was built by Joris Potvlieghe (B) in 2009, in the Saxon style. It serves me extremely well for music from Bach to Beethoven, and, contrary to what we might think today, such instruments were used, historically, to play 18th c. music. There is a prevalent idea that clavichords are problematic for concerts due to a limited sound output. Speaking for me and my instrument, I had the opportunity to play for crowds of up to 250 people with no complaints whatsoever regarding the lack of sound. I’m convinced that, in the coming years, this “sensitive lady” will be heard much more!
Along with these CDs goes the publication of an extensive book which is free for download as an e-book and available as hard copy. The book contains more information on Authentic Sound, the instrument itself, all blog texts I’ve written, plus an index to all the musical recordings and other videos (ranging from interpretation to book reviews), with clickable links and QR-codes. You can download the e-book for free or purchase a hard copy version by following the link at the back of this CD.
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
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
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