Ciaccona: Works for harpsichord
Guillermo Brachetta (harpsichord)
Amsterdam-based harpsichordist Guillermo Brachetta makes his solo debut recording with a programme of ciacconas and chaconnes that chart the extraordinary diversity and the development of this musical form.
Beginning with works from such composers as Jacques Champion de Chambonnieres and Louis Couperin, Guillermo takes the listener on a journey through to the substantial offerings by Jacques Duphly and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Accompanied by an essay from musicologist Nigel Simeone, Guillermo performs this selection on two instruments by instrument builder Titus Crijnen - copies of instruments by G.B. Giusti (1681) and H. Ruckers (1624) with grand ravalement (1680).