This video, via Altenberg, captures a live performance of Bach‘s Prelude and Fugue No. 1 In C Major, popularized as the accompaniment of Gounod’s Ave Maria, on Casio CZ-5000.
The CZ-5000, along with the CZ-1, was one of Casio’s professional CZ keyboards in the 80’s, offering a full-size take on the CZ-101 synth engine. Like Yamaha’s contemporary DX line, the CZ keyboards successfully demonstrated the expressive potential of digital synthesis. But while Yamaha’s DX synths were much more influential in the market, Casio’s CZ line offers a much more tactile and immediate interface.