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William J Gatens
American Record Guide, May 2017

The performances by harpsichordist Friederike Chylek are delightfully elegant and sensitive. Her mastery of tempo flexibility and agogic nuance allows the music to breathe without compromising steadiness of meter. The more virtuosic pieces often present lengthy stretches of 16th-note figuration that can easily sound mechanical. That never happens here. Indeed, Chylek makes the formidable writing in ground bass pieces by Byrd and Tomkins sound almost effortless.

The harpsichord is a copy by Matthias Griewisch of a 1624 instrument by Ioannes Ruckers. The sound of the instrument is every bit as refined and elegant as Chylek’s playing. …The recorded sound is clear and has excellent presence, but is not overbearing. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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