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Comparone plays Bach on the harpsichord with a palette of emotions

I must admit that I usually experience the “minor” key with poignant intensity, but when I heard Elaine Comparone’s most recent performance of J.S.Bach’s celebrated D minor concerto, I felt her inner smile radiate through ripples and waves of luscious … Continue reading

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Playing Bach on the piano: pedal or no pedal

Decisions, decisions about whether to pedal through Bach’s ethereal Prelude no. 1 in C Major,
BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier) Continue reading

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A Visit with Elaine Comparone at her Harpsichord Palace in New York City

The colors are splendid in a royal procession of well-maintained harpsichords. THREE reside in Elaine Comparone’s West Side musical sanctuary. They are at the service of her Majesty, the Queen. (She leads a chamber group known as The Queen’s Chamber … Continue reading

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J.S. Bach and tempo in his Little Preludes

How do we make decisions about the time frame reference of Bach’s music? Continue reading

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In this corner, the “Elephant in the Room Piano,” in a match-up with the Harpsichord

Should Bach be played on the harpsichord or piano? The discussion between fervent partisans can get ugly and come to blows! So let’s go ringside! Continue reading

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The Harpsichord has a new lease on life! Elaine Comparone is its biggest advocate!

Elaine Comparone is a champion of the harpsichord like no other. Not only does she play with “red-blooded” passion sweeping it off its mantle of obscurity, but her nonprofit organization Harpsichord Unlimited is dedicated to stimulating interest in the instrument … Continue reading

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Aglow with creative fire: My NYC visit with harpsichordist, Elaine Comparone

The centerpiece of my trip back East this past weekend was meeting up with Elaine Comparone in her acoustically magnificent West Side apartment. Two splendid harpsichords of incomparable beauty, a custom made Dowd and Hubbard, graced a divinely resonant space … Continue reading

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