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Benjamin-Joseph Steens / Jacques-Antoine Bresch

Clavichord and Flute

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  • Type CD
  • Label Epr-classic
  • UPC 5425008377537
  • Catalog number EPRC 011
  • Release date 22 September 11

About the album

It’s good to observe that commercial risks can become unexpected bestsellers. In keeping with 18th century home entertainment preferences, we had asked keyboard virtuoso Benjamin-Joseph Steens to record Bach’s Goldberg Variations on a clavichord instead of a harpsichord, and this recording became a hit (first on Youtube, then on compact disc). On his new album, Steens confronts the delicacy of his clavichord with the colourful intimacy of a traverso played by Jacques-Antoine Bresch, in an unprecedented exploration of keyboard and flute music by the Bach sons.

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