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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.


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 Balbastre
  11. La d'Héricourt Claude Balbastre
  12. La Ségur Claude Balbastre
  13. La Monmartel ou la Brunoy Claude Balbastre
  14. La Suzanne Claude Balbastre
  15. La Berville Claude Balbastre
  16. La Lugeac Claude Balbastre



Where to buy

Musical Portraits from the Salons of Paris is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Musical Portraits from the Salons of Paris 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

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Elizabeth Anderson
Martin Wright
Martin Wright
Move Records Studio
Release date
© 1994 Move Records
℗ 1994 Move Records
Baroque, Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3131
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574313123