"Since the 1751 Hemsch is one of the most beautiful harpsichords in existence and its tone and mechanics are perfect, why not use it here? the interpreter s role is to make sure his French harpsichord speaks decent German." Frédérick Haas French harpsichordist Frédérick Haas has made a name for himself with an aristocratic, pensive style more attuned to introspection than pyrotechnics. He has a profound knowledge of the inner workings of harpsichords, and the secrets of their fine-tuning, and wrote the quirky booklet note for this release. Frédérick Haas performs recitals on harpsichord and fortepiano, plus he directs the Ausonia ensemble. He owns this spellbindingly beautiful Henri Hemsch Harpsichord built in 1751, as well as a Ferdinand Hofmann fortepiano, from Vienna, 1785-90.