Passions, emotions, affects: They are at the heart of the study of harpsichord music of the "Grand Siècle" in France, which produced composers such as Louis Couperin, Henry Du Mont and Jean-Henri D'Anglebert. In his first GENUIN solo CD, the young, first-rate harpsichordist Andreas Gilger relies on the perfect combination of a high-quality copy of a historical instrument and a room of ideal dimensions. In the Golden Hall of the Castle of Oettingen, he plays vibrant, passionate, surprising music of the 17th century, including a suite by Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy, which is now available on CD for the first time. This is differentiated and rhetorically lucid harpsichord playing, which brings out the modernity and topicality of this music!
musica Dei donum
"The combination of music, instrument and recording venue is pretty much ideal. [...] In short, this is a superb disc, which no lover of the harpsichord should miss." Review from 22.08.2023