Podcast: Bach – Music for Lute-Harpsichord

BACH, J.S.: Lute-Harpsichord Music album coverAn interview with Elizabeth Farr about her recording of the music of Bach on the lute-harpsichord.

Bach owned a couple of these instruments, but none survived to the present day.

It wasn’t until instrument maker Keith Hill decided to recreate one that people found out what they sounded like.


Album details…
Catalogue No.: Naxos 8.570470-71



  • Pietro Volante says:

    Today I heard this very interesting podcast. I'm known most of instrumental music from J.S. Bach, especially for the keyboard. But I'm never heard a lute-harpsichord before this podcast.
    For me, it's a pleasure to broaden up my horizon with new music styles, composers and (in this case) instrument sounds.
    Only one question. Who is the instrument builder? During your chat with Mrs. Farr, she said the name, but I don't understand it.

    Pietro (from Germany)

  • Will Cruttenden says:

    I should write in more. I play your podcasts in the car on the way home from work and love discovering something new. This one was especially interesting as it isn't everyday one discovers a new (yet old) instrument. Thank you.

    • Hi Will, Thanks for your email, I'm glad you enjoy the podcasts. In the next month or so, I will have a podcast with Susie Napper, a wonderful viola da gamba player who lives in Montreal. She has done many recordings for both Naxos and ATMA. The gamba is another one of those instruments that are not as well known as they should be, but in Susie's hands, it sounds quite magical. I hope you can catch that one as well, she was a very interesting person to talk to. (I interviewed her this morning at her home in Montreal. Susie is also a wonderful cook, so the interview took place at her kitchen table, with the aroma of freshly baked cake around us. It's not often I get to interview people in such delightful surroundings.)

  • What i telling you is i went and checked the Bach edition. I certainly thought I do ordered the Koonce edition that was listed in the syllabus.Anyways am trying to go for the correct one.