|Olga Radko said:|
Very intereseting interpretation of all toccatas played on a 1785 harpsichord (made just 100 years after J.S. Bach was born). Crisp, clear sound. Shows that Toccattas are great art, not just "exercises" (as some textbooks say). Overall exellent performance! I think it is available at www.musicaloffering.com.
Jan Hanford said:
This is the kind of ugly recording that puts people off the harpsichord. Parmentier plays much too fast, the result is choppy chaos. The harpsichord sound is awful; the constant use of the octave stop (two choirs playing together in octaves) is very unpleasant. I could barely sit through it and my husband left the room and told me to let him know when it was over. I would recommend any other recording than this abrasive disaster.