Contemporary Composers for Harpsichord, Vol. II
Emma Lou Diemer - Toccata
Barbara Harbach - Tres Danzas para Clavecin
This second volume of HMP’s Contemporary Harpsichord Series pairs two rhythmically vibrant works. Emma Lou Diemer is a well-known composer, especially admired for her keyboard works. Toccata is a perpetual motion of energy with splashes of glissandi and climactic tremolos.
Barbara Harbach’s recordings of twentieth century repertoire have generated considerable enthusiasm and critical acclaim.
Tres Danzas para Clavecin has a Spanish flavor and frenzied outer movements that feature flamenco clusters, glissandi, and fast arpeggios.