J Bach .S. / Couperin / Froberger / Staier - Meditation | RECORD STORE DAY

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Andreas Staier's informed and inspired interpretations have left their mark on the discography of both the harpsichord and the fortepiano and have enabled us to see Bach, Mozart and Schubert in a completely new light. This is Staier's first solo album of a projected series for Alpha Classics, in which he also presents his own compositions for the first time. "Two motifs connect the works in this recording: the first is a ancient cantus firmus, a melody in long notes [...] the second is the interval sequence of octave, fifth, sixth, and third. [...] Anklange, my six pieces for harpsichord, grew out of several conversations I had with the composer Brice Pauset about what it means to compose in our time, and in particular what it implies to compose for historical instruments. This led me to ask myself how I could express and capture my own conception of music in notes, marked as it is not only by Byrd, Bach and Schubert, but also by the music of the 20th and 21st centuries."