Well, it's VAT time and I and looking for any displacement activity. Even updating this poor, neglected blog.
I have been doing some interesting recordings. Sir Curtis Price has built an amazing clavicytherium (upright harpsichord) from a baroque pattern. The instrument is beautiful and sounds wonderful. A clear, full and rounded sound. I imagine these instruments didn't survive well because of their shape. I have seen one in a Norwegian keyboard museum, but it was too fragile to touch. Richard Ormrod played a program of Bach, Scarlatti and Rameau with assurance and brio.