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Label:
  Caro Mitis - http://www.caromitis.com/
Serial:
  CM 0102006
Title:
  Harpsichord Gems Vol. 4: "Everything You Wanted To Know About Harpsichord, But Were Afraid To Ask" - Olga Martynova
Description:
  Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975): Prelude & Fugue in A major, Op. 87; Prelude & Fugue in A minor, Op. 87; Prelude & Fugue in B flat minor, Op. 87; Prelude & Fugue in D major, Op. 87
Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978): Three pieces from "Children’s Album"
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847): "Lied ohne Worte" in C major, Op. 67 No. 4
Franz Schubert (1797–1828): "Moment musical" in C sharp minor, Op. 94 No. 4
Johann Baptist Cramer (1771–1858): Four pieces from "Studi per il pianoforte"
Robert Schumann (1810–1856): Four pieces from "Album für die Jugend", Op. 68; "Mai, lieber Mai... ("May, dear May..."); Fugue in D minor, Op. 126

Olga Martynova (harpsichord)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Instrumental
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  DSD
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Reviews: 1

Review by fibonacci June 23, 2007 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
A very unusual tracklisting for a harpsichord disc!!!

It turns out to be breathtakingly good. Although seemingly none of the pieces were written with the harpsichord in mind, they sound just right. The tone of the French Von Nagel harpsichord is gorgeous - the deep notes sounding particularly magical.

A disc veritably bulging with highlights - the Shostakovich Fugue in A minor, the Khachaturian, the Mendelssohn (Wow!), the Schubert, the Cramer (Wow!), the Schumann - especially Mignon. Everything was selected by Olga - it's a wonderful collection.

I've played only the surround programme from the SACD layer. The sound quality is to die for.

Oi give it foive...

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Works: 3  

Johann Baptist Cramer - Studi per il pianoforte
Aram Khachaturian - Children's Album
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - 6 Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words, Book 6), MWV U 102/145/180/182/184/188 Op. 67