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Composer: Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Harpsichordist: Pieter-Jan Belder

Father Antonio Soler was a priest and monk of the Roman Catholic church, and a renown Organist and Harpsichordist in the late 18th century Spain (Lundgren, n.d.). Soler was an avid learner; he may even have studied under Domenico Scarlatti (Lundgren, n.d.). I find that Father Antonio Soler's harpsichord solos are greatly underrated: possibly being some of the finest pieces composed for the instrument. I hope that you enjoy this recording as much as I do.
References
B. Lundgren. (n.d.). Artist Biography by Bruce Lundgren. AllMusic, Netaktion LLC. Retrieved from https://www.allmusic.com/artist/antonio-soler-mn0001387442/biography

Composer Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen

Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.). This is a remarkable flute concerto. A warning though: the I Allegro can give one earworm. I hope you enjoy it!
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1749-1812)
Harpsichordist: Ero Maria Barbero

Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini da Salò, also known as "Blind Bertoni" or "Little Bertoni", because he had been a pupil of his uncle Ferdinando Bertoni, was born in 1749 in Salò in Northern Italy. He began his career as Harpsichordist for a Venetian theatre. Tragically, he lost his eyesight at the early age of 23 in 1772, after which he was taken on as organist for the church of Saint Justine in Padua. He remained there until in the invasion of Padua by Napoleon's Armies in 1800, when he moved to Brescia, where he died in 1812 (Barbero, 1997, p. 5).

References
Barbero, M., E. (1997). Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini - Sei Sonate per Cembalo - Ero Maria Barbero [CD]. Milan, Italy: AGORA; 1997. 1 CD: Sound, Booklet.

Composer: Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1749-1812)
Harpsichordist: Ero Maria Barbero

Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini da Salò, also known as "Blind Bertoni" or "Little Bertoni", because he had been a pupil of his uncle Ferdinando Bertoni, was born in 1749 in Salò in Northern Italy. He began his career as Harpsichordist for a Venetian theatre. Tragically, he lost his eyesight at the early age of 23 in 1772, after which he was taken on as organist for the church of Saint Justine in Padua. He remained there until in the invasion of Padua by Napoleon's Armies in 1800, when he moved to Brescia, where he died in 1812 (Barbero, 1997, p. 5).

References
Barbero, M., E. (1997). Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini - Sei Sonate per Cembalo - Ero Maria Barbero [CD]. Milan, Italy: AGORA; 1997. 1 CD: Sound, Booklet.

Composer: Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1749-1812)
Harpsichordist: Ero Maria Barbero

Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini da Salò, also known as "Blind Bertoni" or "Little Bertoni", because he had been a pupil of his uncle Ferdinando Bertoni, was born in 1749 in Salò in Northern Italy. He began his career as Harpsichordist for a Venetian theatre. Tragically, he lost his eyesight at the early age of 23 in 1772, after which he was taken on as organist for the church of Saint Justine in Padua. He remained there until in the invasion of Padua by Napoleon's Armies in 1800, when he moved to Brescia, where he died in 1812 (Barbero, 1997, p. 5).

References
Barbero, M., E. (1997). Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini - Sei Sonate per Cembalo - Ero Maria Barbero [CD]. Milan, Italy: AGORA; 1997. 1 CD: Sound, Booklet.

Composer: Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1749-1812)
Harpsichordist: Ero Maria Barbero

Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini da Salò, also known as "Blind Bertoni" or "Little Bertoni", because he had been a pupil of his uncle Ferdinando Bertoni, was born in 1749 in Salò in Northern Italy. He began his career as Harpsichordist for a Venetian theatre. Tragically, he lost his eyesight at the early age of 23 in 1772, after which he was taken on as organist for the church of Saint Justine in Padua. He remained there until in the invasion of Padua by Napoleon's Armies in 1800, when he moved to Brescia, where he died in 1812 (Barbero, 1997, p. 5).

References
Barbero, M., E. (1997). Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini - Sei Sonate per Cembalo - Ero Maria Barbero [CD]. Milan, Italy: AGORA; 1997. 1 CD: Sound, Booklet.

Composer: Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1749-1812)
Harpsichordist: Ero Maria Barbero

Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini da Salò, also known as "Blind Bertoni" or "Little Bertoni", because he had been a pupil of his uncle Ferdinando Bertoni, was born in 1749 in Salò in Northern Italy. He began his career as Harpsichordist for a Venetian theatre. Tragically, he lost his eyesight at the early age of 23 in 1772, after which he was taken on as organist for the church of Saint Justine in Padua. He remained there until in the invasion of Padua by Napoleon's Armies in 1800, when he moved to Brescia, where he died in 1812 (Barbero, 1997, p. 5).

References
Barbero, M., E. (1997). Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini - Sei Sonate per Cembalo - Ero Maria Barbero [CD]. Milan, Italy: AGORA; 1997. 1 CD: Sound, Booklet.

Composer: Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini (1749-1812)
Harpsichordist: Ero Maria Barbero

Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini da Salò, also known as "Blind Bertoni" or "Little Bertoni", because he had been a pupil of his uncle Ferdinando Bertoni, was born in 1749 in Salò in Northern Italy. He began his career as Harpsichordist for a Venetian theatre. Tragically, he lost his eyesight at the early age of 23 in 1772, after which he was taken on as organist for the church of Saint Justine in Padua. He remained there until in the invasion of Padua by Napoleon's Armies in 1800, when he moved to Brescia, where he died in 1812 (Barbero, 1997, p. 5).

References
Barbero, M., E. (1997). Ferdinando Gasparo Turrini - Sei Sonate per Cembalo - Ero Maria Barbero [CD]. Milan, Italy: AGORA; 1997. 1 CD: Sound, Booklet.

Composer: Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Harpsichordist: Pieter-Jan Belder

Father Antonio Soler was a priest and monk of the Roman Catholic church, and a renown Organist and Harpsichordist in the late 18th century Spain (Lundgren, n.d.). Soler was an avid learner; he may even have studied under Domenico Scarlatti (Lundgren, n.d.). I find that Father Antonio Soler's harpsichord solos are greatly underrated: possibly being some of the finest pieces composed for the instrument. This is the most well-known piece by Father Soler. I believe that Pieter-Jan Belder preforms one of the best interpretations of Sonata No.90. I hope you enjoy this recording.
References
B. Lundgren. (n.d.). Artist Biography by Bruce Lundgren. AllMusic, Netaktion LLC. Retrieved from https://www.allmusic.com/artist/antonio-soler-mn0001387442/biography

Composer: Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Harpsichordist: Pieter-Jan Belder

Father Antonio Soler was a priest and monk of the Roman Catholic church, and a renown Organist and Harpsichordist in the late 18th century Spain (Lundgren, n.d.). Soler was an avid learner; he may even have studied under Domenico Scarlatti (Lundgren, n.d.). I find that Father Antonio Soler's harpsichord solos are greatly underrated; possibly being some of the finest pieces composed for the instrument. I hope that you enjoy this recording of one of Soler's harpsichord solos.
References
B. Lundgren. (n.d.). Artist Biography by Bruce Lundgren. AllMusic, Netaktion LLC. Retrieved from

Composer: Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Harpsichordist: Pieter-Jan Belder

Father Antonio Soler was a priest and monk of the Roman Catholic church, and a renown Organist and Harpsichordist in the late 18th century Spain (Lundgren, n.d.). Soler was an avid learner; he may even have studied under Domenico Scarlatti (Lundgren, n.d.). I find that Father Antonio Soler's harpsichord solos are greatly underrated: possibly being some of the finest pieces composed for the instrument. This is one of my favorite pieces by Father Soler. I hope that you enjoy this recording as much as I do.
References
B. Lundgren. (n.d.). Artist Biography by Bruce Lundgren. AllMusic, Netaktion LLC. Retrieved from https://www.allmusic.com/artist/antonio-soler-mn0001387442/biography

Composer: Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708-1776)
Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen

Johann Adolph Scheibe's genius has been overshadowed by his infamous criticism of Johan Sebastion Bach. Scheibe utilizes moving, albeit, simple melodies that are easy on the ears. Unfortunately, most of his music was destroyed in 1796, when a fire engulfed the royal castle and the music collection of the Royal Chapel (Det Kgl. Bibliotek, n.d.). I hope that you enjoy this recording of one of Scheibe's Sinfonias.

References
Det Kgl. Bibliotek. (n.d.). J.A. Scheibe: Passion Cantata. Retrieved from http://www5.kb.dk/en/nb/dcm/udgivelser/scheibe/index.html

Composer: Padre Antonio Soler (1729-1783)
Harpsichordist: Pieter-Jan Belder

Father Antonio Soler was a priest and monk of the Roman Catholic church, and a renown Organist and Harpsichordist in the late 18th century Spain (Lundgren, n.d.). Soler was an avid learner; he may even have studied under Domenico Scarlatti (Lundgren, n.d.). I find that Father Antonio Soler's harpsichord solos are greatly underrated: possibly being some of the finest pieces composed for the instrument. I hope that you enjoy this recording of one of Soler's harpsichord solos.
References
B. Lundgren. (n.d.). Artist Biography by Bruce Lundgren. AllMusic, Netaktion LLC. Retrieved from https://www.allmusic.com/artist/antonio-soler-mn0001387442/biography

Composer: Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708-1776)
Orchestra: Concerto Copenhagen

Johann Adolph Scheibe's genius has been overshadowed by his infamous criticism of Johan Sebastion Bach. Scheibe utilizes moving, albeit, simple melodies that are easy on the ears. Unfortunately, most of his music was destroyed in 1796, when a fire engulfed the royal castle and the music collection of the Royal Chapel (Det Kgl. Bibliotek, n.d.). I hope that you enjoy this recording of one of Scheibe's Sinfonias.

References
Det Kgl. Bibliotek. (n.d.). J.A. Scheibe: Passion Cantata. Retrieved from http://www5.kb.dk/en/nb/dcm/udgivelser/scheibe/index.html

Composer: Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Harpsichordist: Eva Nordenfelt

This is the sixth keyboard sonata of the 6 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.2 by Johan Joachim Agrell. Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.).
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Harpsichordist: Eva Nordenfelt

This is the fifth keyboard sonata of the 6 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.2 by Johan Joachim Agrell. Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.).
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Harpsichordist: Eva Nordenfelt

This is the fourth keyboard sonata of the 6 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.2 by Johan Joachim Agrell. Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.).
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Harpsichordist: Eva Nordenfelt

This is the third keyboard sonata of the 6 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.2 by Johan Joachim Agrell. Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.).
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Harpsichordist: Eva Nordenfelt

This is the second keyboard sonata of the 6 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.2 by Johan Joachim Agrell. Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.).
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765)
Harpsichordist: Eva Nordenfelt

This is the first keyboard sonata of the 6 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.2 by Johan Joachim Agrell. Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer (Wikipedia, n.d.). Agrell wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas; he was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time (Wikipedia, n.d.).
References
Wikipedia. (n.d.).Johan Agrell. Retrieved from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Agrell

Composer: Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708-1776)

Johann Adolph Scheibe's genius has been overshadowed by his infamous criticism of Johan Sebastion Bach. Scheibe utilizes moving, albeit, simple melodies that are easy on the ears. Unfortunately, most of his music was destroyed in 1796, when a fire engulfed the royal castle and the music collection of the Royal Chapel (Det Kgl. Bibliotek, n.d.). I hope that you enjoy this recording of one of Scheibe's Flute Concertos.

References
Det Kgl. Bibliotek. (n.d.). J.A. Scheibe: Passion Cantata. Retrieved from http://www5.kb.dk/en/nb/dcm/udgivelser/scheibe/index.html

Composer: François Couperin (1668-1733)
Harpsichordist: Bruno Procopio

François Couperin, byname Couperin le Grand (“the Great”), (born November 10, 1668, Paris, France—died September 11, 1733, Paris), French composer and harpsichordist, the most renowned of the Couperin dynasty of 17th- and 18th-century musicians (The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2020).

References
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2020, November 26). François Couperin. Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francois-Couperin-French-composer-1668-1733

Video was originally published by Bruno Procopio. (2010). YouTube.com. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O_oeMTnn84

Composer: Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708-1776)
Harpsichordist: Fernando De Luca (1961-present)

Johann Adolph Scheibe's genius has been overshadowed by his infamous criticism of Johan Sebastion Bach. Scheibe utilizes moving, albeit, simple melodies that are easy on the ears. If only more of his works had been preserved. I hope you enjoy this recording of a harpsichord solo by Scheibe.

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This channel is dedicated to classical works, many of which I own on CD or vinyl record, that I wish to share with others; specifically, harpsichord solos and baroque music. The harpsichord is often dismissed as a historically important, but now obsolete instrument. However, it deserves far more recognition than that. The harpsichord produces a sound that is distinct and refined: there are a plethora of works that preform better on the harpsichord than on a modern piano. I hope that the historical pieces I share on this website will evoke the same appreciation for this instrument in others.