|Hänssler Complete Edition Bachakademie, Volume 109|
John Hanna said:
This disc is perhaps the only currently available sampling of the sound of the lute-harpsichord - a sound J.S. Bach favored. The lute-harpsichord lacks string dampers on the individual harpsichord-like jacks. The resulting sound is VERY different from a hapsichord since the plucked string is allowed to fade away naturally and is NOT damped by the release of the finger from the key. The instrument in this recording is strung in gut, rather than typical harpsichord materials like steel or phosphor-bronze. The resulting sound is very close to a real lute, save for the 5 octave range. This is a beautiful recording.
Jan Hanford said:
An extraordinarly recording. The lute-harpsichord is a beautiful instrument and Robert Hill's performance is outstanding. This cd is essential for any lover of Bach's keyboard works.