Byrd: Pavans & Galliards; Variations & Grounds – Daniel-Ben Pienaar

December 14, 2022, 9:00 am

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Daniel-Ben Pienaar continues his campaign of performing early music on a modern piano with an abundant selection of works by William Byrd. The 16th-century composer’s finest sets of dances and variations, featuring some of the Elizabethan era’s most popular tunes, set the standard for English keyboard music for generations to come. With astonishing virtuosity, Pienaar elicits a wealth of color and textures from his Steinway model D over two albums. This is the most substantial survey of Byrd’s keyboard music ever recorded on a modern piano.