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This handsomely produced double album of Dandrieu’s keyboard works was first recorded in 1987 by Radio France on two important historic instruments. However, the playing styles of the performers are completely different. Isoir is lively, but ‘casual’ in rhythm and notes inégales, and rather extreme in tempi – sometimes ponderous, sometimes flippant. Baumont is careful, precise, faithful to the text, but lacking a certain vitality, imagination and shape. This is exacerbated by the close recording of the harpsichord that lacks warmth and resonance, whereas the organ recording is suitably spacious. A useful release, but there is more to this music.

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