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Pour 2 Clavecins - Old And New Music For Two Harpsichords


Release Date: 01/25/2000 
Label:  Titanic   Catalog #: 256   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Béla BartókGaspard Le RouxGeorg Philipp TelemannLéonie Jenkins,   ... 
Performer:  Thomas MacCrackenVera Kochanowsky
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since beginning their collaboration as duo harpsichordists in 1994, Vera Kochanowsky and Thomas MacCracken have regularly included music from both the eighteenth and twentieth centuries in their concerts. Although both performers have extensive backgrounds in early music and focus their attention in this area, they also share an interest in presenting modern harpsichord music that effectively combines the instrument's unique sound with the use of modern idioms Since beginning their collaboration as duo harpsichordists in 1994, Vera Kochanowsky and Thomas MacCracken have regularly included music from both the eighteenth and twentieth centuries in their concerts. Although both performers have extensive backgrounds in early music and focus their attention in this area, they also share an interest in presenting modern harpsichord music that effectively combines the instrument's unique sound with the use of modern idioms Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 6, no 149, Dance no 2 in Bulgarian Rhythm by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord), Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Notes: Transcribed: Vera Kochanowsky 
2.
Pičces de clavessin: Suite no 5 in F major by Gaspard Le Roux
Performer:  Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord), Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
3.
Concerto in D major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord), Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4.
The Elements by Léonie Jenkins
Performer:  Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord), Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
5.
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Basso Continuo in D major, Op. 11 no 6 by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord), Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; London, England 
Notes: Transcribed: Anonymous 
6.
Pieces (4) for 2 Harpsichords by Peter Planyavsky
Performer:  Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord), Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; Austria 
7.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 6, no 142, From the Diary of a Fly by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord), Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Notes: Transcribed: Vera Kochanowsky 
8.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 6, no 146, Ostinato. Vivacissimo by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vera Kochanowsky (Harpsichord), Thomas MacCracken (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Notes: Transcribed: Vera Kochanowsky 

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