Video: Harpsichord Lesson with Scott Ross



The American harpsichordist Scott Ross passed away in his late thirties in June of 1989. Yet, before his relatively short life came to a premature end, he accomplished much as a world-class musician.

His most impressive feat was to record Domenico Scarlatti‘s complete harpsichord sonatas—555 in all, contained in thirty-five CDs—supposedly the first to do so.

Ross was also a noted teacher.

The following video (in French with English subtitles) was made not long before his death. It’s a snapshot from a much longer documentary that includes a performance, interview, and masterclasses.

The student is Nicolau de Figueiredo, now one of Europe’s more prominent harpsichordists.


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