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This is an excellent performance by Michele Benuzzi on harpsichord, fortepiano, and square piano. He explains that the idea for this comprehensive collection of Hässler’s keyboard sonatas came about through the success of a single CD of his harpsichord music in 2012. Since then, he has gone on to record no less stimulating baroque discoveries, of music by Josep Galles and Christoph Nichelmann. This 4 CD set of Hässler’s keyboard sonatas was released on Brilliant Classics (95225) in December 2016. He continues to explore less well-known composers of this period to record on Brilliant Classics.
The instruments used are a harpsichord after Micheal Mietke made in 2014 by Detmar Hungerberg, a fortepiano after Gottfried Silbermann made by Andrea Restelli, a clavichord after Christian Gottfried Frederici also by Andrea Restelli and a Broadwood square piano of 1798.
About the artist
Michele Benuzzi obtained the harpsichord performance Diploma at the Royal College of Music, in London. In 2003, he won the third prize at the seventeenth Yamanashi International Harpsichord Competition in Japan. All his solo recordings have been acclaimed by international magazines, and the Hässler CD won five stars in Musica. (July, August 2012) He is lauded for his expressiveness of his playing and for the beautiful quality of his tone production.