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The Spanish Harpsichord / Igor Kipnis


Release Date: 10/19/1993 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 53264   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiManuel Blasco de NebraManuel de FallaAntonio Soler
Performer:  Igor KipnisLorne MunroeHarold GombergEliot Chapo,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[This] record has a considerable extra in Falla's Harpsichord Concerto. This dry but oddly attractive work is admirably played by Kipnis with leading members of the NYPO. Their performance is excellent. Boulez understands this sort of work completely and directs an admirable performance.

-- Gramophone [8/1976]
reviewing the original LP release of the Falla Concerto

[This] record has a considerable extra in Falla's Harpsichord Concerto. This dry but oddly attractive work is admirably played by Kipnis with leading members of the NYPO. Their performance is excellent. Boulez understands this sort of work completely and directs an admirable performance.

-- Gramophone [8/1976]
reviewing the original LP release of the Falla Concerto

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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 84/L 10 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 490/L 206 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 492/L 14 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5. Sonatas (6) for Keyboard, Op. 1: no 6 in E major by Manuel Blasco de Nebra
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Spain 
6. Sonatas (6) for Keyboard, Op. 1: no 5 in F sharp minor by Manuel Blasco de Nebra
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Spain 
7. Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin and Cello by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord), Lorne Munroe (Cello), Harold Gomberg (Oboe),
Eliot Chapo (Violin), Stanley Drucker (Clarinet), Paige Brook (Flute)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1926; Spain 
8. Sonata for Keyboard in D minor by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
9. Fandango for Keyboard by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
10. Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Igor Kipnis (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 

Customer Reviews

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 A Desert Island Disk January 17, 2012 By Raymond B. (Arlington, VA) See All My Reviews "This recording has been one of my favorites since it first appeared. Kipnis is simply amazing in his whiplash Spanish rhythms. Scarlatti doesn't come any more colorful than this. If you know Soler's Fandango, the throbbing pulse of Blasco de Nebra will be a revelation. Who knew padres could be so passionate?" Report Abuse
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