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Bertil van Boer
Fanfare, September 2020

…The performance choices of registration by Vinikour are entirely suited to this music, offering variety and yet some interesting contrasts. His phrasing makes the music come alive, rather than the usual focus on the often difficult ornamentation Couperin requires that offers the pitfall of each movement being just an exercise. This is an excellent disc, and one that, in my opinion, is preferred for its sensitive and well-played interpretation. © 2020 Fanfare Read complete review



Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, September 2020

Vinikour and his instrument have been recorded in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and the sound is excellent…

Listeners who do not know Couperin’s harpsichord music will find this disc (which has the title L’Unique) a good place to start. For those of us who have been living with it for a little longer, this collection reminds us of how rich this repertory is, and it leaves us wanting to explore it all over again. © 2020 Fanfare Read complete review



Matthew Whitfield
The WholeNote, August 2020

It is this exclusive reliance on the harpsichord that makes these works so fascinating; in addition to being expressive, articulate and strikingly beautiful, Couperin’s conception of these pieces is so specific, both in the written score and resulting sound, that they simply do not work as well on any other keyboard instrument, a point reinforced by Vinikour’s measured approach to the Sixième, Septiême and Huitiême Ordres.

Fortunately for us, Vinikour never loses sight of the melodiousness of Couperin’s music, resulting in nearly 80 minutes of utterly delightful early music. © 2020 The WholeNote Read complete review




Infodad.com, June 2020

Vinikour’s exceptional performances fully plumb the intricacies of the wonderful miniatures that make up these suites, bringing forth emotions that clearly vary from the bright and happy to the inward-looking and darker—all with a comprehensive understanding of period style and an elegance of presentation that brings forth additional nuances on each hearing. © 2020 Infodad.com Read complete review



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, June 2020

Jory Vinikour, native Chicagoan and master harpsichordist, once again displays his consummate technique and deep insight into the music of the Baroque era. This time, it’s French composer François Couperin (1668-1733), heard to best advantage in his ripest Ordres (i.e, suites) Nos. 6, 7, and 8. These performances reveal Couperin to be very much engaged with the world of his time, and not just the idealized images of beguiling nymphs and shepherds as promulgated in the court of Louis XIV. © 2020 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review





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