Enrico Baiano

Conservatorio 'Domenico Cimarosa' - Avellino

Soloist and teacher of harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano

Enrico Baiano has given many Bach recitals, as a soloist, in duo with violin, viola da gamba, traversiere, and with orchestra. He has performed great part of the repertoire at harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano. The latter is a copy after an original made by Gottfried Silbermann: Bach was familiar with Silbermann's fortepianos, played on them at Potsdam court and probably owned one. Enrico Baiano has recorded "The Well-Tempered Clavier" at the three instruments, the Sonatas for Traversiere (in duo with Tommaso Rossi) at the fortepiano, the Toccatas at the harpsichord.

Enrico Baiano has recorded several solo cds for Symphonia (now partly re-released by Glossa, and PanClassic) and for Stradivarius, which have won him several international prizes such as the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique and Platte des Monats. For Limen Musica he has recorded in cd and dvd J. S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier (played on harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano), Toccatas, Sonatas for traversiere and keyboard (with soloist Tommaso Rossi). He has taken part in two documentary films directed by Francesco Leprino: ‘Sul nome B.a.c.h.’ and ‘Un gioco ardito’ (on Domenico Scarlatti). Among his publications: Harpsichord Method (Ut Orpheus, translated into English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese); Le Sonate di Domenico Scarlatti (L.I.M.-Libreria Musicale Italiana, co-authored with Marco Moiraghi); Il discorso musicale, in La narrazione al plurale (ed. by S. Messina – Gaia); Mille fughe, pause e riprese – Clavicembalisti napoletani del Seicento, in Storia della Musica e del Teatro a Napoli-Il Seicento (Turchini Edizioni). Enrico Baiano is Professor of harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano at the Conservatorio Domenico Cimarosa, Avellino.

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