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Alessandro Simonetto plays Bustijn, 9 Suites Op. 1


Bustijn, 9 Suites Op. 1

Alessandro Simonetto

Tim. / Size:
Orig. res.:
Classical Music
Baroque (1600 - 1750)
76:30 / 308
Available at 88.2 kHz * 24 bit

"Not much is known about Pieter Bustijn - not even for sure where his family came from or what language he spoke. The CD booklet reproduces the original frontispiece from the first publication in 1712 of this volume of Suittes, his only known works, which gives his name as 'Pierre Bustin'.
What is certain is that this is a disc that no lover of Baroque or harpsichord music in general should be without: nearly eighty minutes of enormously appealing, high-octane invention superbly rendered by Alessandro Simonetto on a magnificent reproduction Ruckers instrument, brilliantly captured by the sound engineer - all that at Brilliant's bargain price!"
- Byzantion, musicweb-international.com

This is the finest harpsichord recording that I have ever heard. [...] Repeats are not simply repeats, but are played with differing registrations and ornaments. [...] Sr. Simonetto plays more than just the written notes - he adds rolled chords and ornaments, making the music his own.
-Richard D'Ippolito

Recorded at: OnClassical Studio, Pove del Grappa, 2010
Engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: Photo by © yunphoto.net
Art-work: ©OnClassical

Original studio master is copyrighted: OnClassical, © 2010

Alessandro Simonetto is musician (pianist, harpsichordist, composer, choir conductor), music producer and sound engineer.

His recordings for the renowned labels Naxos and Brilliant Classics have earned prizes on the most prestigious music magazines around the world.

Foto by Federica Vettori

Simonetto is the founder of kunstderfuge.com, an historical and comprehensive collection of MIDI's of classical music, classicaland.com (now part of IMSLP.org) and onclassical.com.

As a recording artist, Mr. Simonetto has debut with the 9 Suittes voor Clavicembel (9 Suites for harpsichord) by Pieter Bustijn physically released and distributed for Brilliant Classics. This is the world-premiere recording of the only existant keyboard works of the baroque Flemish composer.

[Alessandro Simonetto] is a tremendous natural talent! (Eric James, music associate of Sir Charles S. Chaplin).


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