Harpsichord music is my kind of goth music -- particularly when played in a melancholic, minor key.
Perhaps of interest to others here who thrill to the gothic sounds of the harpsichord, this month's BBC Music
magazine has an outstanding article on Wanda Landowska (1879-1959), who may be the world's most renown harpsichordist.
The BBC Music
magazine article is timed to mark the 100th anniversary of a "duel" in the music world that was to determine which instrument was the most suitable for playing Bach -- the piano or the harpsichord. At the time (1911), the harpsichord was viewed as an archaic instrument, having been replaced by the more respected piano. In the words of article author Paul Riley:
"When Wanda Landowska reintroduced the harpsichord into concert halls a century ago, she was viewed as a crackpot, and her instrument roundly mocked. She was to have the last laugh, however..."
Wanda and her harpsichord won. And now here is a little Wanda to listen to as you sip your glass of absinthe: Wanda Landowska plays Bach's "Chromatic Fantasia"