Enrico Baiano Harpsichord Educator Awards

Enrico Baiano, harpsichordist, clavichordist and fortepianist, is today considered one of the
most complete and interesting interpreters on the ancient music scene. In his interpretative
approach, historical-stylistic rigor, expressive freedom and great virtuosity are wisely combined.
He is one of the major scholars and interpreters of the music of Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann
Jakob Froberger, Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach. Other authors to
whom he dedicates in-depth study are the English virginalists, Henry Purcell, Louis Couperin,
the masters of the Neapolitan seventeenth century (Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci,
Giovanni Salvatore, Gregorio Strozzi etc.), Jean-Philippe Rameau, Carl Philip Emanuel Bach,
Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Muzio Clementi, Ludwig van Beethoven.
He has recorded various CDs for the ‘Symphonìa’ label (now being re-released for the Pan
Classic and Glossa labels) and Stradivarius, all of which have been enthusiastically received by
critics and have won several awards.
For Limen Arts he has recorded J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier (performed on
harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano), Toccatas and, with the flutist Tommaso Rossi, Sonatas
for traversiere and keyboard (fortepiano), all to be shortly released.
He has taken part in various Italian and foreign television and radio broadcasts and in two
documentary films by director Francesco Leprino: “Sul nome B.A.C.H.” and “A daring game” (on
Domenico Scarlatti).
His most important publications are:-
 Method for harpsichord (Ut Orpheus), translated into five languages;
 Le Sonate di Domenico Scarlatti (with Marco Moiraghi; LIM – Libreria Musicale Italiana);
 Il discorso musicale, in La narrazione al plurale (edited by S. Messina – Gaia);
 Mille fughe, pause e riprese – Clavicembalisti napoletani, in Storia della Musica e del
Teatro a Napoli-Il Seicento (Turchini Edizioni);
 Piccola introduzione al Clavicembalo ben Temperato, in I Quaderni del Cimarosa , V-
To be published shortly (in English):
 The Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti from the perspective of Italian 17th century Toccata
 Bach and the Seconda Pratica
He is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Historical Keyboard Society of North
America. He is a teacher of harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano at the ‘Domenico Cimarosa’
Conservatory in Avellino, Italy.

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