The Harpsichord in the New Millennium
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New compositions contribute to the revival of interest in the harpsichord.

Japanese-American composer Asako Hirabayashi writes: "After 150 years' absence, there has been a vigorous revival of interest in and compositions for the harpsichord. To address the lack of music for harpsichord as a solo instrument, I started to write my own pieces." The recording was made at St. Bridget's church in rural Johnson County, Iowa. The harpsichord is a French double manual after Peter Taskin, built by Eizo Hori in 1986.
Contents:
Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Siciliano for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Fandango for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Sonatina No. 2 for Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Moments I for Violin
Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Moments II for Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Moments III for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Scherzo for Fortepiano & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gail Olszewski, fortepiano

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Elegy for Fortepiano & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gail Olszewski, fortepiano

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Tango for Fortepiano & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gail Olszewski, fortepiano

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Suite for Children for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Dance for Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Sonatina for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Vocalise for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Asako Hirabayashi, composer
Street Music for Violin & Harpsichord
Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord, Gina DiBello, violin

Review:
"...24 tracks of passionate, sparkling, lyrical, even poignant music to help secure the harpsichord's presence in the new millennium." (Fanfare)

"[Asako Hirabayashi's] contemporary harpsichord music is ingenious, fanciful, diverse, and unpretentious. ...surprising and flawless..." (David Wolman - Fanfare)
 
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