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Kenneth Gilbert 1931-2020

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Ketil Haugsand reported the sad news on his facebook pages: Renowned Canadian born harpsichord pioneer and teacher, Kenneth Gilbert, has left us. 

I received his complete Couperin recording as a birthday gift in the 1980's, a crucial moment in the procss of my love for the harpsichord, its players and composers. He was the first to deliver convincing recordings of the non-measured preludes of the 17th century French harpsichordists, which are among the many discs of lasting value he made. The list of only his most prominent students is impressive (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Gilbert). He was as important as Gustav Leonhardt for the revival of the instrument.

There is a beautiful DVD portrait I highly recommend:

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Sad news. He's one of my favourites on the instrument.

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What a loss - he is missed 

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Highly recoomended. His recprdings of the 17th century French reperoire and Forberger are still among the most convincing. Elegance, clarity, gracious but steady and powerful movement. 

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The Froberger CD is due tomorrow:

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