Highly regarded harpsichordist Ewald Demeyer performs a selection of rarely heard 18th century Flemish solo pieces by some of the lesser known composers of the period, including Josse Boutmy, Dieudonné Raick, F.I. de Boeck, Ferdinand Staes, Charles-Joseph van Helmont, and Natalis Vander Borcht.
Harpsichordist Ewald Demeyere has for many years been a member of the highly regarded early music groups La Petite Bande and Il Fondamento. He has released many CDs on the Accent label, including discs of the Eight Keyboard Sonatas by Thomas Arne, sonatas and fugues by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Pièces de Clavecin by Joseph-Hector Fiocco, and sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. In 2007 he founded the Baroque orchestra Bach Concentus which has released two titles including a double set of overtures by Johann Bernhard Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.
Eighteenth-century Flemish harpsichord music today is mostly identified with the Pièces de Clavecin of 1731 by Joseph-Hector Fiocco which undoubtedly form the high point in the genre. However there are several other musical figures from this time and region whose work is well worth investigating, and the repertoire performed on this CD has been put together as a result of an artistic research project carried out by Ewald Demeyere based on the rich collection of music at the Antwerp Conservatory library.