Monday, October 17, 2011

Harpsichord Keys

Harpsichord Keys by susanvg
Harpsichord Keys, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
What better way to spend time on a dreary October afternoon than playing music. As Baroque music lovers, my spouse and I play in Baroque pitch (A=415). His friend is equally immersed in music. In one room in his apartment he has an organ and two harpsichords - one in modern pitch (A=440) and this smaller one in Baroque pitch.

Small Harpsichord

We played through the afternoon - Corelli, Quantz and Bach. It keeps my brain flexible as I switch recorders depending on the piece - my alto in A, my voice flute in D. But mostly, playing music fills my soul with joy. A little house music - making our own - not just consuming it.

4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful instrument! Music is a special language - I'd love to speak it as fluently as you.

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  2. That harpsichord is very beautiful. I like the contrast between the white and black keys. The red color of its inside board catches my eyes. It is wonderful that you play baroque music with your husband and friends! The harmony of the musical compositions are beautiful and solemn.I love baroque music too.

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  3. That harpsichord is very beautiful. I like the contrast between the white and black keys. The red color of its inside board catches my eyes. It is wonderful that you play baroque music with your husband and friends. The harmony of the musical compositions are beautiful and solemn.
    Thank you for your heartwarming comment on my last post,Susang.
    Have a good day.RedRose.

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  4. The black and red color of harpsichord is harmonious with the painting on the wall, and you captured it! Enjoy playing music through life with your partner in life and friends, Susan.

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