Hey, speak for yourself. ... I have a master's degree in harpsichord performance...
I stand corrected. ;-) I was probably just parroting something I had read in the liner notes of an Andras Schiff box set anyway.
It does seem to me that, for listening to something very long, WTC or Goldberg or Art of Fugue or something like that, harpsichord gets pretty tiresome by about 30 mins or so in, in a way that piano does not. (Clavichord is probably a whole 'nother story.)
Gottacook, I enjoyed interacting with you in the comment threads of Onion AVClub TOS reviews a couple years ago. Surprised to see your location – I live in Maryland too!