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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 55: So Much Harpsichord With Matthew Dirst

Very possibly more harpsichord than you can handle.

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It’s Classical Classroom’s first field trip! We go to the studio of Early Music expert and musician, Matthew Dirst – home to the professor’s lovely harpsichord. Matthew transports us to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, when there was a harpsichord in (almost) every home. He also tells us what’s going on in Harpsichordia now, and what may be to come.

Audio production by Todd “Tickling the Ivories” Hulslander, with backup dancing by Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode:
– Music of the Hydraulis: www.youtube.com/watch?v=atT7Tjpn5js
– Harpsichord Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV846, by J.S. Bach, performed by Ton Koopman
– Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello by Manuel de Falla
– Les Citations Diptych for Oboe, Harpsichord, Double bass , and Percussion by Henri Dutilleux
– Domenico Scarlatti

For more about Matthew Dirst and Ars Lyrica: www.arslyricahouston.org

Photo from Ars Lyrica website.