Musical mismatch: violin drowns out harpsichord in Bach, but pairs well in contemporary works

//Musical mismatch: violin drowns out harpsichord in Bach, but pairs well in contemporary works

Musical mismatch: violin drowns out harpsichord in Bach, but pairs well in contemporary works

Baroque purists and historical-performance loyalists would have left the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall with feathers ruffled on Tuesday evening after a daring Premiere Performances concert by Polish-British violinist Jennifer Pike and Iranian-born harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.The duo were convincing in contemporary compositions by Walter Piston and Jeremy Pike, but less well-matched in J.S. Bach’s sonatas. The mismatch was apparent right off the bat in Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Basso…

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