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Chamber Music - Released October 23, 2012 | Paradizo

Hi-Res Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released January 1, 2004 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de l'année du Monde de la Musique - Choc du Monde de la Musique
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Classical - Released January 1, 2004 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Classica-Répertoire
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Masses, Passions, Requiems - Released September 8, 2014 | Paradizo

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Chamber Music - Released September 17, 2004 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions Choc de Classica
Let's just admit it: Skip Sempé is one of the greatest harpsichordists in the world. His technique is staggering. His intelligence is stunning. His tone is commanding. His interpretations are compelling. His instincts are unerring. His intensity is unrelenting. In his many recordings for the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Astree labels, the New Orleans-born Sempé has demonstrated that he is the heir as well as the student of Gustav Leonhardt. In this 2004 Alpha recording, Sempé performs a program of six suites plus a Pavanne by Louis Couperin. The music is noble, playful, mournful, sometimes suggestive, sometimes savage, and always virtuosic. Sempé gets it, all of it, and plays it with everything he's got. Although there have been notable recordings of Louis Couperin's harpsichord music in the past -- notably Davitt Moroney's magnificent, complete Pieces de Clavecin -- one has to go back to Leonhardt's magisterial 1968 and 1980 recordings to hear Couperin played with this kind of conviction and inner compulsion. Alpha's sound is completely translucent and absolutely real.
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Chamber Music - Released September 8, 2017 | Paradizo

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released October 29, 2015 | Off the Record

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason
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Classical - Released April 13, 2018 | Paradizo

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After having won numerous international awards for his recordings for various publishers, harpsichord player and musical director of the Capriccio Stravagante ensemble, Skip Sempé, went it alone in 2006, and set up his own label Paradizo which gave him total independence in his choices and in his musical work, which is so personal to him. In this re-release of a record brought out in 2002 by Astrée/Naive, later marketed under the label Paradizo, Skip Sempé presents a selection of Elizabethan music for one, two, and for three harpsichords or virginals, with his colleagues Olivier Fortin and Pierre Hantaï. In it, we find the most illustrious names of this English speciality: Byrd, Bull, Gibbons, Dowland, Morley, Tomkins, and others who are not so well-known, or even obscure. It's a unique opportunity to dive into the world of British music with William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, John Bull or John Dowland, from famous anthologies like the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book or the Dublin Virginal Manuscript. The three instruments used for this recording, a virginal, an Italian harpsichord and a Flemish harpsichord in the Ruckers style, were produced by the famous Martin Skowroneck – admired by Harnoncourt and Leonhardt – in his Bremen workshop, based on the works of the great artisans of the past. Fourteen of the 26 pieces in this programme are played by Sempé on a virginal, and four on an Italian harpsichord. The musicians arranged eight pieces themselves, to be played "in consort", that is, on two or three instruments. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released September 14, 2018 | Paradizo

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Classical - Released March 19, 2004 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released January 15, 2009 | Paradizo

Fans of harpsichord music are likely to be enchanted by A French Collection, which includes 17 pièces de clavecin from the Baroque repertoire, performed by Skip Sempé. Each piece, from Duphly's lovely Les Grâces to Balbastre's turbulent La Suzanne, is charming in itself, and taken together they form an attractive cross-section of French harpsichord music from the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Sempé has been a prominent early music interpreter, both a soloist and ensemble leader, with a long line of recordings dating back to 1990. As always, his playing is as impeccable as his taste. One can take his virtuosity for granted and concentrate on the felicities of his interpretations: the way he bends tempos in Marchand's Prélude, evokes breezes in Corrette's Les Etoiles, and builds climaxes Royer's La Marche des Scythes. For listeners steeped in French Baroque harpsichord music, as well as those who are new to the genre, this disc will likely prove captivating from start to finish, especially in Paradizo's exceedingly vivid digital sound.
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Classical - Released October 28, 2013 | Paradizo

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Chamber Music - Released February 1, 1996 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released September 27, 1993 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released September 1, 2008 | Paradizo

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Classical - Released June 4, 2002 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released September 15, 2009 | Paradizo

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Classical - Released December 2, 2013 | Paradizo

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Classical - Released September 28, 1992 | deutsche harmonia mundi