She plays “red-blooded” harpsichord!

It’s well-known to a wide audience of admirers that Elaine Comparone has a commanding presence at the harpsichord. And while she sits this one out in a bedazzling reading of Bach’s D minor concerto, she’s made headlines standing before her beloved as Queen of a Chamber Band that’s produced reams of high quality performances.

Comparone, in royal fashion, continues to champion the harpsichord as a front and center player among its keyboard kin. In solo and ensemble appearances, her resonant Dowd or Hubbard make a profoundly audible impression to final cadence, leaving an entranced audience with an insatiable appetite for more.

What better way to showcase the impeccable artistry of Maestra Comparone than to post her most recent gift to a growing league of You Tube fans and subscribers: an inspired recording session at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in New York City.

J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052

Elaine’s music can be found virtually everywhere, starting at Arabesque:

http://www.arabesquerecords.com/artists/classical_solo/comparone/

Comparone’s You Tube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ecomparone

OTHER LINKS:

http://www.harpsichord.org

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/aglow-with-creative-fire-my-nyc-visit-with-harpsichordist-elaine-comparone/

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/the-harpsichord-has-a-new-lease-on-life-elaine-comparone-is-its-biggest-advocate/

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/my-side-by-side-harpsichordpiano-chat-with-elaine-comparone-in-her-nyc-sanctuary/

About Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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4 Responses to She plays “red-blooded” harpsichord!

  1. Fran says:

    She is amazing, wow!! Thank you for introducing me to her. I loved hearing and watching her play Bach. Woohoo!! Exceptional playing. I never heard anyone play the harpsichord this well.

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  2. Yes, I agree.. and in person.. it’s frankly unbelievable! I’ve been lucky to sit within a few feet of her incredible playing…..

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  3. Fran says:

    You are very lucky to have seen her in person! I will be keeping my eyes open for any of her concerts in the South Jersey vicinity. I am pretty flipped out…she puts her whole soul in every note and passage.

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