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More Bizarre or baRock

"The hottest, hippest harpsichord in the world today" said one critic of the best selling Bizarre or baRock. Melbourne harpsichordist Elizabeth Anderson has returned to the studio for the long awaited sequel.

Barock is a German word, which originally meant 'bizarre'. The word 'rock', incidentally, was used early in the 20th century as a euphemism for sexual congress and later became a generic musical term. It was not until early in the 20th century that the word Barock was used in Germany to describe the music of Bach's time. When Sir Charles Burney first used it in his German Tour diary (1733), he explained that it meant 'course and uncouth', much as writers then used the word 'Gothic'. In architecture, the word Barock was applied from about 1867 to the highly-decorated style of the 17th and 18th centuries in Austria and Germany.

Therefore, to apply the term Baroque (French/English spelling) with all its shades of meaning is to extend the boundaries of Baroque music far beyond the dates that have traditionally been set for it.

This CD explores 'Baroque' harpsichord music across four centuries: it ranges from Peerson's early programatic cameo, through traditional Baroque repertoire by Bach, Vivaldi, Couperin, Telemann and Purcell to the music of jazz greats, Alec Templeton and Dave Brubec.


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 quotes

“Elizabeth Anderson's latest compact disc may well prove startling. Certainly, it is one of the most delightfully entertaining recitals on the instrument I've heard in a long time.”

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— Neville Cohn, Oz Arts Review website

“... a reminder that classical music doesn't need to be serious all the time ... Elizabeth Anderson marries her taste to a good sense of humour and delivers a fascinating program that ranges from Bach to boogie.”

— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide

“Anderson is a dynamic and imaginative player. I enjoy her energetic rendition of Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca. She also has a sensitive, introverted side; and several of the pieces she has programmed for this recording, like Herbert Howells’s poignant ‘Lambert’s Fireside’, show her in that light. The harpsichord is supported in some pieces by a jazz rhythm section of bass, drums, and vibes, in various combinations. The Australian didjeridu makes an appearance in Ron Nagorcka’s ‘This Beauteous Wicked Place’.”

— American Record Guide,

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Bird Boogie Chocolate Boogie Franzpeter Goebels Arr: Vaclav Nelhybel
  2. Fuguedelic Andrew Koll
  3. No. 1 The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 Johann Sebastian Bach

  4. Prelude in C major
  5. Fugue in C major
  6. Bach Goes To Town Alec Templeton Arr: Elizabeth Anderson

  7. Prelude
  8. Fugue
  9. Concerto in D major Antonio Vivaldi Arr: Johann Sebastian Bach

  10. (Allegro)
  11. Larghetto
  12. Allegro
  13. Foggy Mountain Breakdown Earl Scruggs Arr: Donald Angle
  14. Pièces de Clavecin, 20th Ordre François Couperin

  15. La Princesse Marie
  16. Air dans le goüt Polonois
  17. Polonaise and Trio Thaddeus Kosciusko
  18. Andreas Bach Book Georg Philipp Telemann

  19. Bourrées
  20. Polonaise
  21. The Addams Family Virginall Vaughan McAlley
  22. baRock Jill Lowe
  23. This Beauteous Wicked Place Ron Nagorcka
  24. Bach Before the Mast George Malcolm
  25. The Fall of the Leafe Martin Peerson
  26. Lambert's Clavichord Op. 41 Lambert's Fireside Herbert Howells
  27. Round O' Henry Purcell
  28. Continuum György Ligeti
  29. Piano Sonata in A major K331 Rondo alla Turka Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  30. Blue Rondo à la Turk Dave Brubeck Arr: Elizabeth Anderson



Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist. Vivaldi is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Donald Angle

Donald Angle's music comes from, or is influenced, most directly, by 20th Century Pop, Country, and Jazz, and is mostly geared to solo performance.

François Couperin

Couperin belonged to a family of several composers from the mid-17th to mid-19th centuries. He was organist in the chapel of Louis XIV at Versailles, and was the greatest French master of the harpsichord.

Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.

Vaughan McAlley

Vaughan is a composer and arranger, a capable flautist and french horn player as well as engineer of countless Move CD releases.

Ron Nagorcka

Ron Nagorcka has a long-held interest in the sounds of the Australian bush (in particular its birds), the use of electronics in music and the system of tuning known as just intonation. His recordings of nature in Tasmania and in the arid zones of mainland Australia provide the basis for many of his compositions.

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

Where to buy

More Bizarre or baRock is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

More Bizarre or baRock is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

(track 18)

List price
$25.00 AUD
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Thanks to
Australia Council (track 18)
Release date
August 2009
© 2009 Move Records
℗ 2009 Move Records
Baroque, Classical, Jazz, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3326
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574332629