A prolific harpsichordist plays her last

The French claveciniste Blandine Verlet died yesterday at 76.

A student of Huguette Dreyfus in Paris and Ralph Kirkpatrick at Yale, she recorded a vast discography of Frescobaldi, Froberger, Scarlatti, Rameau, Couperin, Bach, Mozart and more.

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  • A wonderful player. I discovered F. Couperin through her recordings, back in the early 1980s. Her Bach is worthwhile, too, especially for the sense of poetry she brings.

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