Maître Balbastre

Maître Balbastre

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Claude-Bénigne Balbastre was a pupil of Claude Rameau (brother of Jean-Philippe) in Dijon and rose to become organist of the Notre-Dame in Paris. He later gave up the organ in order to become a more subtle harpsichordist – a mission that evidently succeeded, given the keyboard collection Pièces de Clavecin of 1759. Twenty-five years ago, Ursula Dütschler released a monumental recording of works...