Though much of Couperin’s harpsichord music was written for a solo instrument, he composed a small number of pieces for two harpsichords, somewhat in the manner of a trio sonata. Lucy Carolan and John Kitchen pair their considerable talents on two of the world’s most exquisite original French instruments, the 1769 Pascal Taskin and the 1764/83 Goermans/Taskin double-manual instruments in the Russell Collection of Early Keyboards. This unique and unforgettable recital is a must-have for enthusiasts and serious Baroque connoisseurs alike.
“The lively mind evidenced in Lucy Carolan’s excellent booklet note is mirrored in these performances, which abound in vigour.” Gramophone Magazine
“Carolan’s booklet notes, informal yet informative, bring delight and add to the
attractions of a winning release.” International Record Review
“A fabulous collection, a riot of colour and texture” The Herald (Glasgow)