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Tsalka Records Daniel Gottlob Türk Sonatas at the NMM

Michael Tsalka, Professor of Harpsichord and Chamber Music at the Escuela Superior de Música (National Center for the Arts) in Mexico City, spent more than a week at the NMM in early August 2010, recording twelve sonatas by Daniel Gottlob Türk on five of the NMM's historic keyboards (see complete list below). The recordings—the first to feature the NMM's instruments by Kraemer, Silbermann, Spath & Schmahl, and Thym--are scheduled to be released by Naxos as a two-CD set. In addition, Tsalka is preparing a critical edition of these same sonatas for Artaria Editions (New Zealand).

Tsalka's recording sessions followed a performance for the NMM's popular Brown Bag Lunch Program series on July 30, at which he played works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Emanuel Bach, Daniel Gottlob Türk, Wolfgang A. Mozart, and Luigi Cherubini on the NMM's Tangentenflügel by Frantz Jakob Spath & Christoph Friedrich Schmahl, Regensburg, 178[4] (NMM 4145) and the NMM's clavichord by Johann Paul Kraemer and Sons, Göttingen, 1804 (NMM 3335).

Right:  Tsalka plays the NMM's spinet by Johann Heinrich Silbermann, Strasbourg, 1785 (NMM 6205).

 
Michael Tsalka records on Silbermann spinet at the NMM


Tsalka plays the NMM's Tangentenfluegel by Spath and Schmahl, Regensburg, 178[4]

Instruments used in Tsalka's recordings included:


Snapshots of Tsalka's Recording Sessions in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall

Courtesy of Peter Nothnagle, Recording Engineer and Photographer (Iowa City)

Tsalka plays the NMM's harpsichord by Joseph Kirckman, London, 1798

Above:  Tsalka records on the NMM's harpsichord by Joseph Kirckman, London, 1798
Below:  Tsalka plays the NMM's grand piano by Anton Martin Thÿm, Vienna, ca. 1815

Tsalka plays the NMM's grand piano by Anton Martin Thym, Vienna, ca. 1815

Tsalka plays the NMM's spinet by Johann Heinrich Silbermann, Strasbourg, 1785
 
Tsalka plays the NMM's harpsichord by Joseph Kirckman, London, 1798

The NMM's spinet by Johann Heinrich Silbermann, Strasbourg, 1785 is recorded.

 

Tsalka plays the NMM's grand piano by Anton Martin Thÿm, Vienna, ca. 1815

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