Antoine Forqueray (1671 - 1745)

Pièces de clavecin

Transcribed and published by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Forqueray, 1747
Christophe Rousset
Pièces de clavecin Antoine Forqueray (1671 - 1745)

“Antoine Forqueray bequeathed us only one set of pieces, presented by his son Jean-Baptiste (-Antoine) (1699-1782) in two forms: the first for solo viol da gamba with a second viol for continuo; the second transcript for harpsichord alone – “mises en Pièces de Clavecin” – as he put it. Both are masterpieces in their respective genres an both are heavily edited versions at the very least, of his father’s music. (…)”

Richard Langham Smith

© 2001 Decca Music Group Limited

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Recorded in September 1999 à the Cité de la Musique in Paris
Released in 2001