by, 07-25-2012 at 01:41 AM (1145 Views)
From time to time, I binge on harpsichord music (particularly Couperin, Scarlatti, Bach). Today, through the Good Graces of Google, I chanced upon a remarkable online resource. At La Sala del Cembalo del caro Sassone I found a massive repository, featuring free listening (appears to use Flash streaming) as a Creative Commons non-profit effort. (For some reason I suspect that this amazing resource is well known to almost all baroque music lovers except me.)
The site was started in 2006 by harpsichordist/composer/teacher Fernando De Luca and his engineer friend, who have recorded over 126 hours of baroque harpsichord (played mostly by De Luca, I believe). So far. Don't know the technical details, but you can choose to listen in "high quality" or "low quality". In some instances, sheet music images and other imagery are available. From Albinoni to Zipoli. I have barely scratched the surface, and expect to be streaming this stuff into my office for some time ...
Also find De Luca's personal site here: Fernando De Luca - clavicembalista, clavicembalo, harpsichord, cembalo, clavecin