An informational documentary on the harpsichord, an instrument that is often mistaken for a piano.
Before there came to be a piano in nearly every household and concert hall, the harpsichord reigned as the supreme keyboard instrument during the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Get up close and personal with this fascinating instrument and its unique structure, sound, and expressivity through the eyes of Chicago-based harpsichordist, Jason J. Moy.
Producer: Taras Berezowsky
Co-Producer: Brian Wong
Cinematographers: Sergio Salgado and Brian Wong
Post Production: Brian Wong, Taras Berezowsky and Sergio Salgado
Prelude 'non mesure' and Passacaille in C Major
Louis Couperin (1626-1661)
English Suite in D Minor BWV 811: Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Performed by Jason J. Moy at Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago. Find out more at JJMoy.com.
Special thanks to Fiona Queen and The Music Institute of Chicago for their generosity and support. Visit MusicInst.org for more information.