Harpsichord Performance: Comparone Plays Scarlatti

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Harpsichordist Elaine plays Sonata in D minor, K. 517 by Domenico Scarlatti on her 2-manual harpsichord built in 1968 by William Dowd.


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Coming from a metal fan, this sounds pretty cool.

Author — Magik Mike

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No sound can compare to that of a harpsichord and it's unique

Author — R. Kidd

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Wow. I have a strong suspicion that this lady has done this before.

Author — JZ's Best Friend

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Awesome recital. The harpsichord always sound like three or four different instruments at once.

Author — Shifter Gynoid

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You know you watch this for a bit and think it's pretty cool, then it kinda goes deeper and you realize how
amazing humans actually are.

Author — Daniel - Broseidon Incarnate

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Technique, from this observer, amazing. And she cares. The dynamics of the harpsichord are to me a challenge, and Elaine makes the come through emotionally and technically.

Author — Haiku Automation

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ah yes, the "technical heavy metal" of the baroque period. such a treat! this is my 30th-odd viewing...many more to come...

Author — Erik Peters

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Oh my; such beautiful playing, Ms. Comparone! I've just purchased this on iTunes, and I look forward to seeing how many other songs you have on iTunes. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Author — D G

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Man, I love this instrument. Such a curious, eerie yet beautiful sound it makes. 
And good lord she's quick on her fingers. Great work. Simply wonderful to listen to.

Author — Foxymew

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I love the way you play this piece of Scarlatti.
I'm practising it but my tempo is almost Andante compared with your Presto.
I know that practice, work and patience will produce a good result.
Thanks for your art!
P.S.: I do love the movement of the left hand at 1:32 it looks hard but it is easy when the hand recalls the exact distance.
Saludos from Iquique, Chile

Author — Valobarroco

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God this is gorgeous! I love the harpsichord! Such a wondrous instrument.

Author — James Inwood

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Harpsichord is such an awesome instrument.

Author — killobot2

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One of my favorite instruments next to the violin.

Author — Ingrid

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I love this instrument and man this lady can get down on it!

Author — Eric DuBose

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I found this video because I was looking for a piece to annoy my son with, who tends to dislike the harpsichord.  However he loved it.  Beautiful.

Author — Sarah pauline

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bravo. this is seriously my favorite performance or even recording of k.517 ive ever heard and its my favorite song - so ive heard a lot of pros and amateurs take a crack at it but, your timing and what you emphasized is perfectly what i love. obviously you just played it as you wanted lol, but thank you so much. im very happy to have this to listen to now

Author — Timothy

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You are amazing, it makes me happy to see you playing and I feel quite inspired to practice even more my humble piano :)

Author — Seven09

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Parts of this piece from Scarlatti reminds me of Bach’s English suite No.2 BWV 807. It’s like they both influenced each other.

Author — Greedo Kenobi

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I've never seen somebody play this while standing. It's refreshing, and your performance is beautiful.

Author — Derric Greene

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Harpsichord's are one of my favorite instruments. I'm so glad I took general music in school and studied them lol :)

Author — BioshadowX