Musical Portraits From the Salons of Paris

Harpsichordist Elizabeth Anderson recreates a concert from the Salons of Paris. This CD features a collection of grand and lively harpsichord 'character pieces' by composers Forqueray, Duphly and Ballbastre brought to life through Anderson's deft and accomplished playing.

In pre-revolutionary France, the salon was a meeting place for an international aristocracy. Noted aristocrats would stage several salon concerts for invited audiences every month. The 'character piece' or 'portrait piece', often inspired by and representing a celebrated Parisian personality of the time, thrived in this intimate environment.

Artist

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson has performed in no less than eleven international concert tours to Europe, Japan and Singapore. She is a regular guest lecturer and performer at universities and music schools throughout Australia.


Press quote

“Lively and sensitive ... lived up to the flamboyance of many of the pieces with exciting displays of virtuosity ... superb phrasing and sympathetic understanding of the music.”

The Scotsman

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. La Portugaise Antoine Forqueray
  2. La Bellmont Antoine Forqueray
  3. La de Drummond Jacques Duphly
  4. La Forqueray Jacques Duphly
  5. Chaconne Jacques Duphly
  6. Menuets Jacques Duphly
  7. La Felix Jacques Duphly
  8. Les Graces Jacques Duphly
  9. La de Belombre Jacques Duphly
  10. La de Caze Claude Bénigne Balbastre
  11. La d'Héricourt Claude Bénigne Balbastre
  12. La Ségur Claude Bénigne Balbastre
  13. La Monmartel ou la Brunoy Claude Bénigne Balbastre
  14. La Suzanne Claude Bénigne Balbastre
  15. La Berville Claude Bénigne Balbastre
  16. La Lugeac Claude Bénigne Balbastre

Performers

Composer

Claude Bénigne Balbastre

Claude Balbastre (December 8, 1724 – May 9, 1799) was a French composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was one of the most famous musicians of his time.


Where to buy

Musical Portraits From the Salons of Paris can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Producer
Elizabeth Anderson
Martin Wright
Engineer
Martin Wright
Venue
Move Records Studio
Release date
1994
Copyright
© 1994 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1994 Move Records
Categories
Baroque, Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3131
Alternate catalogue number
MD3131
Barcode
EAN 9314574313123