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Chamber Music - Released May 1, 2002 | Mirare

Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de l'année du Monde de la Musique - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Recommandé par Classica - 4F de Télérama - Joker de Crescendo - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Chamber Music - Released November 28, 2002 | Mirare

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - 4F de Télérama - Joker de Crescendo
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Chamber Music - Released November 21, 2003 | Mirare

Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released October 6, 2014 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles Classica - Exceptional Sound Recording
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Chamber Music - Released April 27, 2016 | Mirare

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Classical - Released November 20, 2020 | Mirare

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The new album from Pierre Hantaï, who is momentarily moving away from his dear Scarlatti, is a veritable gem! The French harpsichordist opens this masterful recital recorded in January 2020 in Haarlem (Netherlands) by Nicolas Bartholomée's team and dedicated to four suites by Georg Friedrich Haendel through one of the least known, HWV 426, the first issue of Book I of 1720. Immediately, his fingers immerse this eclectic, cosmopolitan world, where neighbouring Italy and France collide seamlessly, in a resplendent sunshine. Once again, the phrasing dazzles as much as the science that the worthy heir of Gustav Leonhardt displays in grasping the diversity of character as he does in painting landscapes in changing light.Here, the Suite in F major, HWV 427 is a miracle. It is a moving, opening Adagio, with an unheard-of melancholy fullness, in which the "art of touching the harpsichord", of singing, of making polyphony shine, is carried high. So much so that the perpetual movement of the Allegro that follows may initially startle you, Pierre Hantaï's metrical regularity is astonishing, even in the more ornate repeats. However, the lines never seem tight, which makes you look at the choreography, undoubtedly reproducing the outlines of an imaginary Gavotte: an unforgettable sensation! The second Adagio is a sort of prelude, before a bugle fugue, not so distant here from the most joyful fugues of J. S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.The focus of the recital is the spacious and rather sombre Suite in D minor, HWV 428; at first the traditional Präludium, Allemande, Courante, then suddenly, a long Air whose theme is tenderly unfolded, morphing into a strange world of "harmonic" ramblings, as if improvised, launched like rockets by the harpsichordist - a work in its own right!On all levels, an enthralling recital, to be treasured, which will give many people the opportunity to enjoy Handel's Harpsichord Suites once again. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz
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Classical - Released September 13, 2019 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Le Choix de France Musique
Since setting off in the early 2000s, Pierre Hantaï is still journeying into Domenico Scarlatti’s world. After a hiatus of more than ten years following the third volume, the harpsichordist finally recorded a fourth volume in 2016 and this autumn sees the sixth one come into bloom, once again superbly recorded in Haarlem in the Netherlands by Nicolas Bartholomée. Pierre Hantaï is taking his time to gradually construct a perfect anthology of Scarlatti’s keyboard work. Here, he explores some of his little-known sonatas. His keyboard intensifies the profound rhythmic force of Scarlatti’s world: the sharp lines burst forth, the harmonic tension constantly explodes, the new tones are revealed smoothly, and his playing – with an exhilarating left hand – is stunning throughout. The first five sonatas of this new release (all of which have a fairly fast tempo) form a representative ensemble of a rather uncompromising Scarlatti, followed by a moment of gravity and meditation with the exquisite Sonata in F minor, K. 69, while the surrounding Sonatas K. 502 and K. 43 (with a wonderfully volatile left hand) have clearly marked rhythms. The style and atmosphere changes with Sonata in C major, K. 384, whose tender “French” tone is emphasised by Pierre Hantaï, and at the same time there’s an almost modern feel which goes beyond even Soler’s most audacious scores. Fascinating! While the tender sonatas (K. 550, K. 544) distil an aftertaste that is slightly more spicy than the previous volumes, what continues to surprise us with Hantaï in this repertoire is his prolonged search for a “Hispanic” feel - a Spain in a majestic trance, with colliding rhythms and contrasting accents and registers. Let’s hope that Pierre Hantaï does not wait another ten years to deliver the seventh volume; there is no doubt that these Scarlatti recordings will remain one of the most exciting and necessary musical adventures of the 21st century. A perfectly captured sound, style and universe. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz
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Chamber Music - Released October 11, 2007 | Mirare

Distinctions Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Chamber Music - Released August 28, 2012 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released May 5, 2017 | Mirare

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Chamber Music - Released November 17, 2014 | Mirare

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Keyboard Concertos - Released October 1, 2017 | Aeolus

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Chamber Music - Released December 15, 2005 | Mirare

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released April 30, 2013 | naïve classique

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Classical - Released January 1, 1995 | naïve classique

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Classical - Released April 6, 2009 | Warner Classics

This double-album budget set collects Bach recordings made by French harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï in 1997 and 1998, about halfway between his two celebrated versions of the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. If you like the engineering -- close-up and intense, but not oversaturated with ambient noise -- these are excellent picks for some of Bach's lesser-known early keyboard pieces. The star attraction is very strong as well: the extreme Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903, comes out spectacularly on Hantaï's harpsichord, a copy by Dutch builder Joel Katzman of a Flemish Ruckers instrument of the 17th century. From the opening ascending run, this is a vivid, effortlessly virtuosic reading that injects the work with considerable tension but always stops just short of individual mannerism. Hantaï's style has some of the straightforward muscularity of that of his teacher, Gustav Leonhardt, but he takes more chances with the rhythm and attractively sets off the halves of the various small prelude-fugue pairs. The Suite in E minor, BWV 996, originally written for an obsolete keyboard instrument called the Lautenwerk offers a good example of Hantaï's exciting, high-momentum style. Sample the Bourrée (track 5): Hantaï isn't overly concerned with the nature of the original dance, instead sweeping through Bach's long internal lines in a commanding reading. At a budget price, this is hard to beat for any basic Bach library. © TiVo
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Classical - Released April 6, 2009 | Warner Classics

This double-album budget set collects Bach recordings made by French harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï in 1997 and 1998, about halfway between his two celebrated versions of the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. If you like the engineering -- close-up and intense, but not oversaturated with ambient noise -- these are excellent picks for some of Bach's lesser-known early keyboard pieces. The star attraction is very strong as well: the extreme Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903, comes out spectacularly on Hantaï's harpsichord, a copy by Dutch builder Joel Katzman of a Flemish Ruckers instrument of the 17th century. From the opening ascending run, this is a vivid, effortlessly virtuosic reading that injects the work with considerable tension but always stops just short of individual mannerism. Hantaï's style has some of the straightforward muscularity of that of his teacher, Gustav Leonhardt, but he takes more chances with the rhythm and attractively sets off the halves of the various small prelude-fugue pairs. The Suite in E minor, BWV 996, originally written for an obsolete keyboard instrument called the Lautenwerk offers a good example of Hantaï's exciting, high-momentum style. Sample the Bourrée (track 5): Hantaï isn't overly concerned with the nature of the original dance, instead sweeping through Bach's long internal lines in a commanding reading. At a budget price, this is hard to beat for any basic Bach library. © TiVo
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Classical - Released April 30, 2013 | naïve classique

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Chamber Music - Released October 1, 2004 | Mirare

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