How Mozart Sounds on Harpsichord (18th century)

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How Mozart sounds on cembalo? I played 9 Mozart songs on the harpsichord. The 18th century piano. This was the sound that was heard at the time.

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Hearing this harpsichord gives me a new appreciation why composers from this era wrote so many notes: with no real sustain on the notes they had to keep the music moving somehow.

Author — Ian Howlett

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During Mozart's life the piano was evolving and improving quickly. So it's true that he played on a similar instrument to the one in this video but also he had access to earlier pianos with a more mellow sound. In Mozart's house museum in Salzburg there is one of his pianos and it sounds like a half way between harpsichord and modern piano.

Author — Enrique Bonifacino

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Thats an amazing video of Mozart playing. He has aged well, and is astoundingly well preserved.

Author — GardenerTobak

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I've always had a particular love for the sound of the harpsichord. This just reinforces that!

Author — bwhog

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Minha preferida é Litle Star, lembra muito aquelas caixas de música. Muito bom!!!

Author — Anderson Guedes

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"Mozart is the highest, the culminating point which beauty has reached in the sphere of music. Nobody has made me cry and thrill with joy, sensing my proximity to something that we call the ideal, in the way that he has." (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

Author — superchaserbr

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I just loved your 'you'd better be listening' looks from the keyboard... quite admonishingly amusing. Loved the index finger for the next piece... new to me! very original. You are a real master on this instrument. (we might have had the real French title of the twinkle twinkle piece, but no matter.)

Author — Antoine Duchamp

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This is just amazing ;) I never thought the “real” music was like this at that old time. Thanks for bring us this!

Author — missdada0128

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I’ve had Mozart’s sonata n. 16 stuck in my head for so long without knowing the name to it. Thank you kind sir for this small gift of knowledge

Author — Dr. Durian

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Wow, the Harpsichord really brings a kind of "lively" sound, to already-lively composition!

Author — Lohi Karhu

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Really appreciate the difference between the harpsichord which is a string instrument and the piano that's a percussion instrument.
Would you please do a video where you emphasize the difference of the sounds two instruments using a common song?
Thank you very much.

Author — L J Teoxon

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I was taught some of these pieces on a piano by a harpsichordist when I was a child. But when I tried them on a harpsichord I found I completely lacked the technique to get a regular rhythm. Well done!

Author — Garth Garthly

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the way he looks at us when playing is just insane he knows his stuff man!

Author — Morin Gabriel

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I just love the harpsichord sound! I wish they were used more!💜

Author — Amanda s.

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So beautiful 😍 I wish I could play like that!!!! Thank you for bringing classical music to us your fans and followers. Thank you again

Author — Elvia Ickes

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I would have gladly listened to the Mozart compositions in their entirety. It sounds great. Thank you for sharing this and what a beautiful costume!

Author — Secret

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Seria maravilhoso ouvir estas pecas de Mozart ao cravo, na íntegra.

Author — David José Gomes

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0:01 Rondo Alla Turca
0:16 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
0:29 Sonata n.16 in C Major, K.545
0:51 Piano Concerto n.21-Allegro Maestoso
0:59 Piano Concerto n.21-Andante
1:17 Sonata for two pianos in D, K.448
1:50 Rondo in D Major K.485
2:11 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (12 variations on Ah vous dirai-je, Maman)
2:55 Piano Sonata n.10 in C Major, K.330

Author — anonim

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This repertoire sounds surprisingly good on harpsichord, with the exception of that bit from the middle movement of the Elvira Madigan concerto, which really needs piano and strings.

Author — John Harrington

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Is it bad that I love this sound for his music more than any other version Ive heard?

Author — TreyNitrotoluene