Forqueray’s Suites Nos 1-5 performed on the harpsichord by Blandine Rannou

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COMPOSERS: Forqueray
LABELS: Alpha
ALBUM TITLE: Forqueray
WORKS: Suites Nos 1-5
PERFORMER: Blandine Rannou (harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: 322 (2008)

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The ear can barely unscramble the complexities of two such exceptionally virtuoso instruments – viol and harpsichord – arranged by Forqueray’s son for keyboard alone. Once immersed in the idiom, these are a thrilling experience.

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George Pratt