Harpsichord Music Recordings

A harpsichord is a keyboard instrument, widely used during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. It produces its sound by plucking the strings when the keys are pressed (contrary to the piano, which attacks the strings using a hammer). The harpsichord was largely replaced by the piano during the 18th century, but made a resurgence in the 20th century with the rise of historically informed performance. The word harpsichord is often used to designate the whole family of similar plucked keyboard instruments, including the virginals, spinet, and spinet.      

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Second livre d’orgue André Raison Books Baroque
Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Book 2 Girolamo Frescobaldi Books Baroque
Canzon und Capriccio über das Henner und Hannergeschreÿ Alessandro Poglietti Canzona Baroque
Capriccio in E major, BWV 993 Johann Sebastian Bach Caprice Baroque
Chaconne in D major, EngK 59 Johann Philipp Kirnberger Chaconne Classical
Ciaconas Johann Pachelbel Chaconne Baroque
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Baroque
Harpsichord Concerto no. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Baroque
Italian Concerto, BWV. 971 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Romantic
Allemande in A major, HWV 477 Georg Friedrich Händel Dance Baroque
Allemande in A minor, HWV 478 Georg Friedrich Händel Dance Baroque
Almain I John Bull Dance Renaissance
Bourrée Johann Ludwig Krebs Dance Baroque
Fantasia in C major, HWV 490 Georg Friedrich Händel Fantasy Baroque
Fantasia in F-sharp minor, H.300 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Fantasy Classical
Fugue in C major Johann Christoph Kellner Fugue Baroque
Tombeau in C minor, FbWV 632 Johann Jacob Froberger Funeral Music Baroque
Galliard, Parthenia XIII John Bull Galliard Renaissance
Gavotte in G major, HWV 491 Georg Friedrich Händel Gavotte Baroque
Partita in F major, GWV 835 Christoph Graupner Partita Baroque