Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music | Linn CKR570

Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music


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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKR570

Barcode: 0691062057073

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 19th October 2018



This unique harpsichord recital by Trevor Pinnock charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart. Inspired by the travels of Antonio Cabezón, the sixteenth century organist and composer, Pinnock’s programme weaves a path not only through Cabezón’s life but also through his own enviable career. In celebration of his seventieth birthday, Pinnock has chosen a personal selection of works that evoke vivid memories from different stages of his life.

Success in their respective careers led both Pinnock and Cabezón to travel widely; Cabezón’s journeys through Europe resulted in meetings with several of the composers included in this programme. Journey sees Pinnock perform repertoire spanning two hundred years (encompassing works by Tallis, Byrd, Bull, Sweelinck, Bach, Frescobaldi, Handel and Scarlatti) on his favorite home instrument, a harpsichord made in 1982 after a model by the mid-eighteenth-century French builder, Henri Hemsch.

Pinnock’s own journey has seen him recognized as one of the finest players of his generation, receiving many prizes and international recognition along the way whilst amassing an exceptional discography; his truly is an epic journey.

Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with The English Concert, the orchestra he founded and led for thirty years. In 2006 Pinnock founded the European Brandenburg Ensemble to celebrate his 60th birthday; their recording of Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos was awarded a 2008 Gramophone Award. Pinnock is a regular guest conductor with Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg, Deutschekammerphilharmonie Bremen, Kammerorchester Basel, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Kioi Sinfonietta.

“I can recommend this birthday disc with wholehearted enthusiasm.” – BBC Music Magazine

“...a quirky and intensely personal collection...let's hope there is more to come from this supremely musical player.” – The Observer

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