clavecin


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clavecin

(ˈklævəˌsɪn)
n
(Instruments) a harpsichord
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Papa would have gone; but I begged him so earnestly to take me to the Theatre Francais that he could not refuse; and it is yourself will go this evening to tune the clavecin of your beloved.
The various distinguished people who had fingered his clavecins, and turned over the [140] folios of music, for half a century past, had left their memories behind them; M.
Johann Mattheson's Pieces de clavecin and Das neu-eroffnete Orchestre: Mattheson's universal style in theory and practice.
I suspect that Sylvie Bouissou's "Entre notation et pratique musicale: le role du clavecin dans les operas baroques en France" may be widely consulted on performance practice issues.
Breton himself prepared the edition and Beckett translated a large part of the surrealist works that were to appear in the publication: a dozen poems by Eluard; four texts from Breton's Champs magnetiques, Poisson soluble, and Revolver a cheveux blancs; and an excerpt from Rene Crevel's Clavecin de Diderot (Hunkeler 41).
My dear Morris, here is your book read at last--and beautiful it proves: affecting me much as do Handel's fine "suites," as he calls them, for the clavecin of his day: all the newer for their archaic tinge, all the more varied (to the appreciatively observant) because of the continuous key and recurring forms,--the New masked in the Old and perpetually looking out of the eyeholes of its disguise.
Mademoiselle Amelie, serieuse et presque inquiete alors, passait et repassait dans le petit salon ou nous nous tenions a l'ecart; mais moi, laissant errer comme par distraction mes doigts sur le clavecin, pres duquel j'etais debout, je couvrais ainsi ma conversation futile, de maniere qu'il ne lui arrivat rien >> (51).
13) His wonderful Etudes, written only a year later, may have reminded listeners of early French clavecin embellishments and thus furthered national loyalty, but I think politically they are most notable for what they don't do: outside of the early Pour le Piano, they are the only significant nonreferential piano music written by Debussy, a composer drawn like no other to diverse programmatic associations.
The opening Sonata VIII in B flat by Handel for a quartet of instruments was followed by the G major Pieces de Clavecin by Rameau, the two contrasting compositions enabling the audience to discern the difference between the German and French style of music performance.
As part of the European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO) Rising Stars series the young oboist Ramn Ortega Quero will be joined by harpsichordist Peter Kofler and cellist Luise Buchberger on the Hall Two stage at 11am to perform Telemann's Trio Sonata in B flat major, Vivaldi's Violin Sonata in G minor and Bach's Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034 - as well as Pices de Clavecin en Concert by Rameau.
Germain, 1931); either compulsive (the monochromatic Piano, clavecin, barpe, 1 962) or impatiently gestural (Pluie coloree 1 [Colored Rain 1], 1937).
By featuring classical instruments like oboe, clavecin and a couple of violins, Beekman and his accompaniment managed to capture the audience in a unique atmosphere, and guide them through a world of music with which many were unfamiliar.