Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer: Premiere Livre de Pièces de Clavecin

Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer: Premiere Livre de Pièces de Clavecin

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Total playing time [65:11]

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Mie Hayashi (harpsichord)

The gifted Japanese-born harpsichordist, Mie Hayashi makes her Resonus Classics debut with this recording of the complete Premiere Livre de Pièces de Clavecin by the French Baroque composer Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer.

Representing the majority of what remains of Royer’s solo keyboard works, this compelling collection of mostly character pieces demonstrates a unique and distinctive voice from Paris in the first half of the eighteenth century. Hayashi offers vivid performances on a stunning copy of a 1749 double-manual Jean-Claude Goujon instrument by Andrew Garlick.

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'My favourite piece was the enigmatic Les tendres Sentiments, as with all the repertoire, played with sensitivity and élan by Miss Hayashi.'

- Early Music Review

'My favourite piece was the enigmatic Les tendres Sentiments, as with all the repertoire, played with sensitivity and élan by Miss Hayashi.'
Early Music Review

'Hayashi plays a copy of an instrument by builder Jean-Claude Goujon (Paris, 1749), with a striking wealth of timbres'
Luister

'I like her subtle use of agogical means, which helps to bring out the expression in these pieces.'
MusicWeb International

'[...] fourteen characterful pieces here played with style by Mie Hayashi'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10236
Producer, Engineer & Editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791431
Cover image: Harpsichord detail © Resonus Limited
Release date: 1 March 2019