Pieces de Clavecin

Pièces de Clavecin 11.

Bustijn is perhaps the best or most accessible example we have today of Dutch music in the Baroque era. It is said that Bach possessed a copy of these Suittes.

Pièces de Clavecin 11.

Bustijn is perhaps the best or most accessible example we have today of Dutch music in the Baroque era. It is said that Bach possessed a copy of these Suittes.

Pièces de Clavecin 10.

This profoundly satisfying program started with the instrument.

Pièces de Clavecin 10.

This profoundly satisfying program started with the instrument.

Pièces de Clavecin 9: Older and Newer Rameau

Esfahani’s complete Rameau moves towards the front of a crowded field. It’s possible to hear Esfahani maturing as does Rameau.

Pièces de Clavecin 9: Older and Newer Rameau

Esfahani’s complete Rameau moves towards the front of a crowded field. It’s possible to hear Esfahani maturing as does Rameau.

Pièces de Clavecin 8.

Hardly noble, Royer’s Allemande is a heavy-footed ogre. Rockets launch in Vertigo. Le Marche des Scythes is among the most extroverted and virtuosic keyboard pieces of the age.

Pièces de Clavecin 8.

Hardly noble, Royer’s Allemande is a heavy-footed ogre. Rockets launch in Vertigo. Le Marche des Scythes is among the most extroverted and virtuosic keyboard pieces of the age.

Danses, Pièces et Suites. Pièces de Clavecin 7b.

At the German court, violist and composer Hesse fashioned an arrangement of Rameau’s ballet-opera, Les Surprises de l’Amour, for two viols. The transcription might sacrifice lines; nevertheless, the effect, scored for two viols plus continuo with occasional soprano and baritone, convinces.

Danses, Pièces et Suites. Pièces de Clavecin 7b.

At the German court, violist and composer Hesse fashioned an arrangement of Rameau’s ballet-opera, Les Surprises de l’Amour, for two viols. The transcription might sacrifice lines; nevertheless, the effect, scored for two viols plus continuo with occasional soprano and baritone, convinces.

Pièces de Clavecin 7.

Arriving at Kim’s D’Anglebert selections after Marchand, Le Roux and Février feels like coming home. I have never listened as closely or enjoyed D’Anglebert as much.

Pièces de Clavecin 7.

Arriving at Kim’s D’Anglebert selections after Marchand, Le Roux and Février feels like coming home. I have never listened as closely or enjoyed D’Anglebert as much.

Pièces de Clavecin 6: Forqueray Forever

It has been a wonderful year for Forqueray: Two fresh releases paved the way for a desperately desired reissue.

Pièces de Clavecin 6: Forqueray Forever

It has been a wonderful year for Forqueray: Two fresh releases paved the way for a desperately desired reissue.

Pièces de Clavecin 5.

It’d be pleasure enough merely to listen to this 1751 Jean-Henri Hemsch doing anything. As it happens, Haas offers perhaps the best, newest Le Grand on the market.

Pièces de Clavecin 5.

It’d be pleasure enough merely to listen to this 1751 Jean-Henri Hemsch doing anything. As it happens, Haas offers perhaps the best, newest Le Grand on the market.

Pièces de Clavecin 4: Royer, D’Anglebert

Royer had a brief but illustrious career. He taught the King’s children, managed the Concert Spirituel, and had several operas performed at Versailles. A 1742 police blotter reports a fight between Royer and Rameau…

Pièces de Clavecin 4: Royer, D’Anglebert

Royer had a brief but illustrious career. He taught the King’s children, managed the Concert Spirituel, and had several operas performed at Versailles. A 1742 police blotter reports a fight between Royer and Rameau…

Pièces de Clavecin 3: Le Grand, Marpourg, Les Forquerays,etc.

We are reminded that Couperin said: “I have called my works Orders, although I could have called them Disorders just as accurately.”

Pièces de Clavecin 3: Le Grand, Marpourg, Les Forquerays,etc.

We are reminded that Couperin said: “I have called my works Orders, although I could have called them Disorders just as accurately.”