BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER
Christine Schornsheim, harpsichord
Christine Schornsheim, one of the most eminent specialists for historic keyboard instruments, has finalised her recordings of Bach’s Wohltemperirtes Clavier on the Ruckers-Harpsichord at the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar this year. Only a few specimens by the celebrated harpsichord maker from 17th century Antwerp have survived and are still fully functional today.
“It is the most beautiful instrument I know, a nightingale: modest on the outside but its sound bedazzles. It is earthy, warm and singing, with a bright responsiveness; it has everything that is essential for Bach’s polyphonic music.”
Christine Schornsheim on the Ruckers-Harpsichord in Colmar