Balbastre - Music for Harpsichord

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Balbastre - Music for Harpsichord



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4th Jan 2010




2 hours 27 minutes


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Balbastre - Music for Harpsichord


Pièces de clavecin, Book 1

Livre contenant des pièces de différents genres d’orgue et de clavecin

La D’Esclign


Marche des Marseillois et l’air Ça-Ira


Pygmalion (excerpts)

arr. Claude-Bénigne Balbastre

Elizabeth Farr (harpsichord)

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A celebrated keyboardist and composer under the ancien régime, Claude-Bénigne Balbastre survived the French Revolution only to die in poverty a decade later.

His multifaceted musical legacy continued the strong tradition of French harpsichord music while embracing the innovations of Italian music, such as those of Scarlatti, and fashionable new styles which emerged for the salon.

Completely charming and tuneful, his keyboard works are well served by the stunning instrument chosen for this recording.

Other highly-acclaimed recordings featuring Elizabeth Farr are also available on Naxos.

Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Pieces de clavecin, Book 1

La de Caze

La d'Hericourt

La Segur

La Monmartel ou La Brunoys

La Boullongne

La Castelmore

La Courteille

Le Ballaud

Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Livre contenant des pieces de different genre d'orgue et de clavecin (excerpts)

Sonata No. 5 in G major

Gavotte Rondeau in G minor

Sonata in G major

Claude-Benigne Balbastre: La d'Esclignac

La d'Esclignac

Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Pygmalion (arr. C.-B. Balbastre for keyboard) (excerpts)





Pieces de clavecin, Book 1

La Lamarck

La Berville

La Lugeac

La Suzanne

La Genty

La Malesherbe

La Berryer ou La Lamoignon

La Laporte

La Morisseau

Livre contenant des pieces de different genre d'orgue et de clavecin (excerpts)

Sonata No. 2 in F major

Menuet I and II in A major - A minor

Sonata in F major, "Coucou"

Badine in A major

Sonata No. 6 in F major

Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Prelude


Claude-Benigne Balbastre: Marche des Marseillais et l'air Ca ira

Marche des Marseillais et l'air Ca ira

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