Le Roux - Complete Harpsichord Music
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Label: Brilliant Classics
Cat No: 95245
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 7th October 2016
WorksPieces de clavessin
ArtistsPieter‐Jan Belder (harpsichord)
Siebe Henstra (harpsichord)
The suites on this new recording were first issued by the distinguished publisher Etienne Roger, who also acted as an agent and promoter for Handel, among others. They are written as a richly ornamented sequence of dances, by turns measured and sprightly, full of courtly manners but at the same time not overlaid with formality.
Having consulted the manuscript sources, Pieter‐Jan Belder has devised his own ordering of the suites, more complete than most other recorded versions. He has taken a view on the flexible structure of the original suites, which allows for them to be played solo, with another harpsichord or as trio sonatas with another melody instrument and a basso continuo. However, as van Belder points out in his own engaging booklet notes, ‘nowadays not so many people have two harpsichords at their disposal to be able to play these pieces at home with their friends. That is what we enjoyed most while preparing this recording. Imagine two middle‐aged men enjoying a glass of wine and a cigar (although we don’t smoke) and playing two beautiful harpsichords instead of playing chess or or discussing life. You will then have the picture.’
Van Belder has made many albums for Brilliant Classics during the last two decades, including the peaks of the Baroque keyboard repertoire by J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Soler and many others. He is presently engaged on the mammoth project of recording the complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, of which the fourth volume (95254BR) was released earlier this year.
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