OnClassical digital HD (FLAC); MfiT & standard quality (WAV):
Piotr Bustijn: 9 Suittes (Suites), Op. 1
"Not much is known about Pieter Bustijn - not even for sure where his family came from or what language he spoke. The CD booklet reproduces the original frontispiece from the first publication in 1712 of this volume of Suittes, his only known works, which gives his name as 'Pierre Bustin'.
What is certain is that this is a disc that no lover of Baroque or harpsichord music in general should be without: nearly eighty minutes of enormously appealing, high-octane invention superbly rendered by Alessandro Simonetto on a magnificent reproduction Ruckers instrument, brilliantly captured by the sound engineer - all that at Brilliant's bargain price!"
- Byzantion, musicweb-international.com
This is the finest harpsichord recording that I have ever heard. [...] Repeats are not simply repeats, but are played with differing registrations and ornaments. [...] Sr. Simonetto plays more than just the written notes - he adds rolled chords and ornaments, making the music his own.
The disc has been nominated as "Bargain of the month" and has also obtained the 'Classic' award from musicweb-international.com.
Recorded @: OnClassical Studio, Pove del Grappa, 2010
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Equipment used: Neumann mics.
Instrument(s) used: William Horn harpsichord based on J. Ruckers (Antwerp 1643)
Photo/paint on cover: yunphoto.net
An OnClassical production, ©2010