Hello François, these are played beautifully with full technical control and musicality. A nice return indeed! It looks like that it's up to you to resurrect Baroque harpsichord music.
I agree the Yamaha P120 puts a good sample of the harpsichord's tonal and timbral characteristics. The "guitar" sound and velocity sensitive keys do add more expressive character, but the music does exceed the guitar's low limit at E2 (82.4Hz).
I wonder if there is a way to similarly "change" the sound acoustically with a real harpsichord by placing the mics away from the tangent and point them toward the other end of the strings to reduce stridency? Or with felt strips/dampers interlaced between the strings like on some pianos?...
This is masterful playing here, François, rendered with stylistic accuracy!
Thank you for your kind appreciation. Well, it is true that I love the music of first half of XVIIIth century, and I had the chance to have a good piano professor, who was also an organist, and who gave me quite early this virus !
You're right noting that my pseudo guitar sound has a wider register than a real guitar, but is it a problem ? Regarding your question about the possibility of changing the harpsichord sound, I have little competence in this field, since I have never had a real one, and I have had unfortunately few opportunities in my life to play such an instrument. Recently, we visited here in Lyon a beautiful museum, where there is a magnificent harpsichord. This two-keyboard instrument was built at the end of the XVIIth, and is supposed to have been played by J.Ph. Rameau. I asked, just in case, to the keeper if I might make a small trial, playing some Rameau's pieces, but you can imagine the answer