℗ 2010 Carpe Diem

J.P. Sweelinck: Fortune My Foe: Works for Harpsichord (Werke Für Cembalo)

Alina Rotaru

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Fantasia Chromatica à 4 SwWV 258
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Puer nobis nascitur, SwWV 315
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Pavana hispanica, SwWV 327
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Ballo del granduca, SwWV 319
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Onder een linde groen (Unter der Linden grune), SwWV 325
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Fortune my foe (Engelse Fortuijn), SwWV 320
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Paduana Lachrymae SwWV 328
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Mein junges Leben hat ein End', SwWV 324
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Toccata in D Minor
Claudio Merulo; Alina Rotaru
Malle Sijmen (Simple Simon), SwWV 323
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Alina Rotaru
Fantasia on a theme of Sweelinck
John Bull; Alina Rotaru
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    49:50
"... the ideal place to start one’s exploration of Sweelinck’s harpsichord music ... the music comes through with all its brilliance and structural complexity intact, high praise indeed for any performer ... the recorded sound leaves nothing to be desired. Urgently recommended."
- Fanfare

This debut album from Romanian harpsichord virtuoso Alina Rotaru, nominated for an ICMA in 2011, is a brilliantly virtuosic but also very personal approach to the music of great Flemish composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Rotaru aims not to present Sweelinck’s harpsichord repertoire in its completeness here, but rather to paint an picture of the reality of life of the judicious and cosmopolitan Flemish organ and harpsichord player.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Carpe Diem Studio Masters

Tracks 1-12 – 44.1 kHz / 20-bit PCM.

Recorded: July 06-08, 2010 at St. Johannis-Kirche Arenshorst, Germany
Recording Producer Jonas Niederstadt
Photography: Markus Wessollek
Booklet text: Jonas Niederstadt
Translations: Priska Herger (English), Schirin Nowrousian (French)
Design & Layout: Jonas Niederstadt
Produced by Jonas Niederstadt

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