The Contemporary Harpsichord
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This is the second volume of works featuring new music for the harpsichord performed by Mark Kroll.

Mark Kroll writes: "Composers began writing new music for the harpsichord almost as soon as the instrument was rescued from extinction at the end of the 19th century. In fact, their contributions have played an important role in returning the harpsichord to its rightful place in the musical mainstream. The number of compositions has grown dramatically since those early days - and so has the quality. Each new work seems to exploit the unique sonorities of the instrument with ever increasing skill and sensitivity, and the contemporary repertoire now features excellent harpsichord music by almost every great composer of our time. American composers have been particularly enthusiastic advocates for the instrument. Six of them are represented on my first CD of contemporary American harpsichord music for Albany Records (TROY 457). This recording continues my exploration and support of this repertoire, and features some of the most exciting new contributions to the genre. All except the Hovhaness have been written in the last 25 years, and three belong to the first harpsichord pieces of the 21st century.
Contents:
Robert Starer, composer
The Seve Faces of Fernando
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Peter Child, composer
Fantasia
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Ronald Caltabiano, composer
Fanfares for Solo Harpsichord
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Alvin Singleton, composer
Le tombeau du petit prince
Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Gunther Schuller, composer
Fantasia Impromptu
Fenwick Smith, flute, Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Theodore Antoniou, composer
Suite for Violin and Harpsichord
Carol Lieberman, violin, Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Alan Hovhaness, composer
Duet for Violin and Harpsichord
Carol Lieberman, violin, Mark Kroll, harpsichord

Review:
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