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    I prefer Piano to Harpsichord much to the disgust of my music friends, I have 4 or 5 Goldberg variations with one Harpsichord CD "Trevor Pinnock" and find it a bit jingly jangly this is at odds to my normal preference of Period instruments, just thought you might like to rubbish me! and I will add that the groaning of Glenn Gould puts me right off.
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    I think both have their strengths and weaknesses, a lot depends on the work being performed, Bach and Scarlatti sound far better on harpsichord, whereas Chopin is better on the piano. Some of Bach's organ works when played on harpsichord can be a new experience, not necessarily better but not worse either - especially if it's a pedal harpsichord.


    Crisp and clear on pedal harpsichord

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W69b4-TJn4k

    Majestic on a fine organ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F51uHpH3yQk

    Piano just doesn't do it justice

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwagbWOEMu0
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    Well, we will disagree on this mike I prefer the Fortepiano over the Harpsichord every time
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    Chacun á son gout.

    Probably also has something to do with our preferences for particular music periods, baroque for me, gone off these modern chappies like Beethoven and Mozart etc.
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    But LvB and Wamy used Fortepiano
    Now this is how the Goldbergs should be performed :
    https://www.box.com/shared/caheyl2njx
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