On Nov.9 at 10 in the morning, Eric Caines, baroque oboe and myself will appear on WTOC’s Live in the Morning show to talk about Savannah Baroque and our upcoming concert on Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. We plan to make a little live music too. Wish us luck!
Two informal recordings from Brad Lehman:
A Sarabande in A major by Buxtehude, played first in A major (three sharps) and then transposed to A-flat major (four flats).
In his own words,
Informal rehearsal at home January 2005, demonstrating the tuning from Lehman’s research on the Well-Tempered Clavier [… and the] differences of expressive character within this unequal tuning.
The harpsichord here is in Flemish style, and was built by Anne Acker. There is only one set of strings at “8-foot” pitch, but the tuning lends such different tone to different keys (with sharps vs flats) that it sounds almost like a change of instrument.
Additional classical music videos are on Brad Lehman’s YouTube page.