William Byrd (1539/40–1623)
Friederike Chylek, Cembalo
Instrument: Copy by Matthias Griewisch
after Ioannes Ruckers, 1624
William Byrd’s output is particularly notable for the variety of its genres and structural principles.
This is particularly evident in his unique keyboard music. The influence that Byrd also had on the
development of continental keyboard music remains remarkable. Friederike Chylek follows up on
her recent albums – From Byrd To Byrd (OC 1702) and Time stands still (OC 1864) – by performing
Byrd's music on a copy of a 1624 Ioannes Ruckers harpsichord by Matthias Griewisch.