Am I too loud? This accompanist never was

Am I too loud? This accompanist never was


norman lebrecht

December 28, 2011

I’ve linked up a few tracks and videos with the late lamented Martin Isepp at the piano, or harpsichord. Unassuming to a fault, you can hear how immaculately he shaped the architecture of a song. First up: with Frederica von Stade in early French songs at the 1976 Edinburgh Festival.

Next, Paul Austin Kelly sings Strauss

Finally, fittingly, Martin on the harpsichord accompanying Alexander Young in the Thomas Arne song, Come Away Death. RIP.


  • Dear Norman,
    There is also a good audio recording of our last recital together. It’s from May of 2011 and it’s available on my website. I’ll post the link here for anyone who might care to hear any of it. It’s divided up by song set for easier listening. Martin played beautifully on it.