Johann Sebastian Bach's six Trio Sonatas, mostly played on the organ, here played on a pedal harpsichord. I find the Trio Sonatas on this recording sound a bit mechanical. Not sure whether it's because of the characteristics of the instrument or because of the interpretation. But many folks will probably like the clear rendering of the different parts.
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From the booklet: "Schweitzer maintains that the two manuscripts of these sonatas that were in ownership of Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel are written for a harpsichord with two keyboards and pedal (= pedal harpsichord). Apparently this instrument was very popular at that time and is particularly suitable for pieces composed of three obligatory voices.
In the preface of the Peters edition of the Trio Sonatas, Griepenkerl (1844) mentions that in Bach's time every young and budding organ player possessed a pedal harpsichord to practice hands and feet at home."
Performer: Stefan Palm, pedal harpsichord