Quills or hammers?

Here are two recordings of the Prelude and Fugue in C minor from Book One of The Well-Tempered Clavier: on harpsichord, played by Malcolm Hamilton; and, on piano, played by Takahiro Sonoda. Which do you prefer?

[mp3]http://tancos.net/audio/MH-Prelude 2 in C Minor.mp3[/mp3]
[mp3]http://tancos.net/audio/MH-Fugue 2 in C Minor.mp3[/mp3]

[mp3]http://tancos.net/audio/TS-Prelude 2 in C Minor.mp3[/mp3]
[mp3]http://tancos.net/audio/TS-Fugue 2 in C Minor.mp3[/mp3]

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  1. This is the first day I’ve been able to see the music-playing devices on this entry. I thought it was just my computer, but I checked from another system this afternoon and they were blank there also. Tonight, they’ve mysteriously appeared … but not for so the Neil Innes tunes from another post, which have also been blank since you posted them. (I haven’t seen this problem here before.)

    Hmm, on the linked page where I’m entering my comments, the widgets are gone again. So it appears to be an intermittent problem.

    If others are having the same trouble, that might explain why I’m only the fifth to vote in the poll.

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