Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:13 min | 502 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017
Christophe Rousset plays the harpsichord pieces by the French composer Balbastre (pronounced Balbatre) as a documented interpreter. Little known by the public at large, the musician of the eighteenth century helped to perfect the forte-piano and to publicize this new instrument. Influenced by composers such as Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, masters of the vocal repertoire, he seduces by a virtuoso writing, full of effects. A sonata with violin accompaniment ends this program with a delicate touch.