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Harpsichordist and pianist Byron Schenkman performs internationally as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and in duo concerts with violinist Ingrid Matthews, with whom he co-founded the Seattle Baroque orchestra.

His CD of Handel Harpsichord Variations has been called "dazzling" by American Recorder Guide; his DíAnglebert CD was "strongly recommended" by Fanfare Magazine; and his program of 17th-century French music from the Bauyn Manuscript was hailed as "overall one of the best harpsichord CDís Iíve come across" by Early Music Review (UK).

Schenkmanís intense and commanding live performances have inspired comparison with musical geniuses as diverse as Vladimir Horowitz and Jimi Hendrix, and he was described in the Boston Globe as "a superb and imaginative instrumentalist" following his solo recital at the Boston Early Music Festival.

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Pachelbel Canon and other Baroque Favorites - Seattle Baroque J.C. Bach: Sonatas for flute and fortepiano - Courtney Westcott - Byron Schenkman
Known for their intense yet elegant playing style, Seattle Baroque breathes fresh life and vigor into the famous Canon and other masterworks. "The excellent Seattle Baroque Orchestra shows us what dynamic leadership can achieve in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century repertory." [Chicago Tribune] Two internationally acclaimed early-music specialists bring their considerable talents to bear on these lesser-known "accompanied" sonatas by J. C. Bach. Fortepianist Byron Schenkman---whose playing was recently called "dazzling!" by American Record Guide---and flutist Courtney Westcott present a program of this elegant and beautiful music that has been called the forerunner of the high Viennese style of Haydn and Mozart. Also includes the Sonata in C Minor for solo fortepiano.   Find out why Schenkman's intense performances have been compared with those of Vladimir Horowitz and Jimi Hendrix!