I thought that this CD was excellent. At first, it took me a while to get used to the sound of solo harpsichord, but after a while I thought it was a delight. Prior to this CD, I had only heard the harpsichord used in orchestral pieces. I think that Paul Nicholson's technique was excellent. He executes the trills flawlessly. The sound quality is very good. I advise people to buy this CD if they truly are fond of Baroque music.
George Frederic Handel composed only a fraction of the amount of solo harpsichord music that Bach produced, yet his universally admired Eight Great Suites (and the additional suites that subsequently appeared in later editions) seem to have been accorded a disproportionate number of bad recordings. Being of the old school of harpsichord playing, I immensely enjoy the marvelous old recordings made by Paul Wolfe, but only a sampling of them has appeared on CD, and the instrument on which he performs and his u..
I have in my collection a CD by the Australian ensemble 'Capella Corelli' (on the CD label MOVE, catalogue MD3126) which incudes a beatiful performance of one of the Handel keyboard suites. The harpsichordist is John O'Donnell, and both the music and the playing are wonderful. I also have the Keith Jarrett performance of the keyboard suites on modern piano, which is also a delightful performance. Paul Nicholson's performances on this 2-CD set are on harpsichord, and the sound is clear and enjoyable. The ton..