CLAVECIN À PÉDALIER
Analekta AN 2 9970
J.S. Bach: Oeuvres célèbres au clavecin à pédalier
Mondonville: Pièces de clavecin avec voix ou violin, opus 5
Luc Beauséjour, Shannon Mercer, Hélène Plouffe
L’op. V de Mondonville :
Pièces de clavecin avec Voix ou Violon
AN 2 9920
à un facteur d’instruments"
of the "Prix Opus 2002-2003"
«Any clot who thinks electroacoustic music has become
in the same old gestures and routines should open their ears to this
debut from a composer possessed of genius…»
IMED 0160 (2001)
D'Anglebert : Pièces
de clavecin (1689)
D’Anglebert (1629-1691) published his only collection of
music two years before his death : in addition to his own compositions,
he included transcriptions of orchestral pieces by the famous
Jean-Baptiste Lully. On this disc, Hank Knox makes the clavecytherium
sound like a full orchestra, rich with colours and surprising
sonorities. An important disc for all lovers of the harpsichord as well
as for those passionate about the age of the Sun King.
"Hank Knox has a well-cultivated feel for his repertoire and there is a
real sense of enjoyment in his playing, this understanding and
enthusiasm being also communicated in his helpful notes.
-David Hansell, Early Music Review, March 2004
Johanne Couture, clavecin
With this recording titled La belle Homicide, Johanne Couture creates a
soft atmosphere, perfectly adapted to this French repertoire that
features lute music transcribed for the harpsichord, a regular practice
during 17th-century France. Her interpretation of these works is both
elegant and refined. A recording that will transport the listener to
another era, so far from the maddening rhythm of the 21st century.
Works by Louis Couperin, Gallot, Gaultier, Chambonnières,
played on Beaupré's harpsichord after Vaudry.
"Ms. Couture plays with great taste and control and a natural feel for
the style brisé which is so prominent in these pieces.
textures also have great clarity and ornaments are well-placed. This is
an entreprising programme, illuminated by a thorough essay (English and
French), which makes very agreeable listening."
- David Hansell, Early Music Review, March 2004