Catherine Perrin plays 24 preludes... from Sweelinck to Jean Lesage, meeting along the way such composers as Scott Ross, Chopin, Daveluy, Louis and François Couperin, and, of course, Johann Sebastian Bach. By juxtaposing various eras and styles, she proposes a journey as astounding as the prelude form itself, a moment of privileged inspiration, fanciful and anarchical.
“An excellent idea. Canadian harpsichordist Catherine Perrin makes five suites out of assorted preludes by composers old and new, with Bach forming the inevitable backbone to the programme. The result, if a little interruptus in effect, is a refreshingly broad array of harpsichord textures which can be listened to from beginning to end with no danger of boredom. Perrin’s neat and sonorous playing leaves you wanting to hear more…” Gramophone Magazine