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After a first CD that was received with critical acclaim (works for organ and harpsichord by the young J. S. Bach at TYX Art), Cécile Mansuy now presents one of the most fashionable dances of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spagnoletta, alternating partitas and variations on the theme, with dances such as the passacaille or gaillarde and pieces of free inspiration. To perform this refined and virtuoso programme, Cécile Mansuy has chosen a harpsichord with split keys and short octave by M. Griewiesch, tuned in meantone temperament, thus meeting the stylistic demands of these Italian, English and southern German dances and variations, and allowing the listener to savour the beauty of a sound as rare as it is unexpected. A winner of international competitions, Cécile Mansuy specialised in early music with J. W. Jansen, at the Schola Cantorum and with A. Fedi, and performs on period instruments across Europe. Her ensemble ‘Le je-ne-Scay-quoy’ has a predilection for harpsichord music.