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Moments baroques au piano / Beausejour


Release Date: 03/04/2016 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 18128   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachJean-Philippe RameauGeorg Böhm,   ... 
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luc Beauséjour, a highly sought-after musician for his virtuosity and the subtlety of his playing on the harpsichord and organ, is never short of ideas when it comes to offering concert programs imbued with refinement. The repertoire heard on this recording, originally written for the harpsichord during the Baroque period, is being played here on piano. If many pianists have played Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, and even Couperin and Froberger, few harpsichordists have come to the defense of the harpsichord repertoire on the modern piano with such conviction and audacity. Fascinating! Luc Beauséjour, a highly sought-after musician for his virtuosity and the subtlety of his playing on the harpsichord and organ, is never short of ideas when it comes to offering concert programs imbued with refinement. The repertoire heard on this recording, originally written for the harpsichord during the Baroque period, is being played here on piano. If many pianists have played Bach, Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau, and even Couperin and Froberger, few harpsichordists have come to the defense of the harpsichord repertoire on the modern piano with such conviction and audacity. Fascinating! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 1/L 366 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3.
Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4.
Les Indes galantes: Air pour les Esclaves africains by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735/1761; France 
5.
Pièces de clavecin: no 7, Rigaudon no 1 in E minor by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724/1731; France 
6.
Pièces de clavecin: no 8, Rigaudon no 2 et double in E major by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724/1731; France 
7.
Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: no 14, Les sauvages by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
8.
Prelude, Fugue and Postlude for Harpsichord in G minor by Georg Böhm
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
9.
Correnti by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
10.
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Pièces de Clavecin: no 120, Pavane in F sharp minor by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; France 
12.
Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 437 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Luc Beauséjour (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Harpsichord on Piano April 16, 2016 By K. Sagmiller (Poulsbo, WA) See All My Reviews "Love the pleasant sound of the piano transposing structured melodies into quality pieces for today's public environments." Report Abuse
 Very nice program of rare Baroque offerings on pi April 15, 2016 By Peter K. (Fort Collins, CO) See All My Reviews "On repeated listenings I find this album really grows on me. I really enjoy the Rameau excerpts from Les Indes Galantes, the magnificent Bohm Prelude, Fugue, and Postlude, and the Frescobaldi Correnti--all new to me. The other pieces are equally enjoyable, played with real flair. So nice to hear these on an expressive modern piano, showing what this repertoire has to offer to the non-harpsichordist. Would that more pianists explored and programed this wonderful literature, not just the compulsory Bach suite or partita." Report Abuse
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