Format: COMPACT DISC
IL GARDELLINO NAESSENS
As the name suggests, a claviorganum is a keyboard instrument with a harpsichord section and an organ section, which can be played individually or together over one or two manuals. It is always appealing to try to make the connection between an instrument and a particular repertoire. That is the task il gardellino and Bart Naessens have set themselves with this recording. While there is no evidence that Handel knew the claviorganum, it may be considered likely. The production shows in an impressive way that the claviorganum sounds excellent in the selected repertoire as a solo as well as a continuo instrument.