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Ewald Demeyere – 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music (2011) [Official Digital Download DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz]

Ewald Demeyere – 18th-Century Flemish Harpsichord Music (2011)
DSF 5.0 Surround DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:14:12 minutes | 8,79 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: March 28-31/2011 at the Vleeshuis Museum Antwerpen, Belgium

Highly regarded harpsichordist Ewald Demeyer performs a selection of rarely heard 18th century Flemish solo pieces by some of the lesser known composers of the period, including Josse Boutmy, Dieudonné Raick, F.I. de Boeck, Ferdinand Staes, Charles-Joseph van Helmont, and Natalis Vander Borcht.

Harpsichordist Ewald Demeyere has for many years been a member of the highly regarded early music groups La Petite Bande and Il Fondamento. He has released many CDs on the Accent label, including discs of the Eight Keyboard Sonatas by Thomas Arne, sonatas and fugues by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Pièces de Clavecin by Joseph-Hector Fiocco, and sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. In 2007 he founded the Baroque orchestra Bach Concentus which has released two titles including a double set of overtures by Johann Bernhard Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann.

Eighteenth-century Flemish harpsichord music today is mostly identified with the Pièces de Clavecin of 1731 by Joseph-Hector Fiocco which undoubtedly form the high point in the genre. However there are several other musical figures from this time and region whose work is well worth investigating, and the repertoire performed on this CD has been put together as a result of an artistic research project carried out by Ewald Demeyere based on the rich collection of music at the Antwerp Conservatory library.


Josse Boutmy (1697-1779)
Sixiéme Suite from: Troisième Livre de Pièces de Clavecin (ca 1750)
[1] Vivace 2:42
[2] Menuet 1 & 2 2:04
[3] Andante – Vivement – Andante 8:58
[4] Air Gracieusement 5:25

from: Deel eener verzameling v muziekstukken voor clavecimbel piano of orgel
[5] Andante 6:00

Dieudonné Raick (1703-1764)
Suite V from: Six Suites de Clavecin Premier OEuvre (Brussels, 1745?)
[6] Vivace 3:28
[7] Menuet 1 & 2 3:44
[8] Largo 1:54
[9] Gavotte 1 & 2 3:59

from: Deel eener verzameling
[10] Legrement 1:21
[11] Glockenspiel allegro 2:29
[12] Arieta un poco Allegro 2:05
[13] Air 3te toni allegro 1:40

F.I. De Boeck (1697?-1775?)
from: Suitte Pour le Clavecin ou L’Orgue Opera Prima (ca 1735)
[14] Allegro 3:01
[15] Siciliano andante 2:37

F.I. De Boeck
from: Six Suittes Pour le Clavi-Cembalo ou l’Orgue Opera Seconda (1735)
[16] Menuet (from: Sonata II) 1:01

Ferdinand Staes (1748-1809)
Sonata II from: Trois Sonates pour le Clavecin ou Forte Piano
avec accompagnement d’un Violon OEuvre IV (Brussels, 1777)
[17] Allegro moderato 4:38
[18] Rondeau allegro 1:57

F.I. De Boeck
from: Six Suittes Pour le Clavi-Cembalo ou l’Orgue Opera Seconda
[19] Allegro (from: Sonata V) 3:28
Charles -Joseph Van Helmont (1715-1790)
from: Pièces de clavecin OEuvre Premier (1737)
[20] La Lisette Rondeau Tendrement (from: Seconde Suite) 2:06

from: Deel eener verzameling
[21] Le luttin allegro 2:10
[22] Allegro 3:17

Natalis Vander Borcht (1729-1785)
from: Six Suites pour le Clavecin OEuvre Deuxiéme
[23] Gratioso con Variatione (from: Suite VI) 4:08

Ewald Demeyere, harpsichord


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