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... Rousset will play a harpsichord by Yves Beaupré, a Quebec-based maker whom the artist considers equal to the best European makers. 
“Yves Beaupré is very reliable. He has a personal and convincing concept of sonority, which is exactly what I want; every time I visit Canada, I try to play on one of his instruments.”
“Christophe Rousset,”
Christophe Huss, Le Devoir, March 2013




Over the past 30 years, Yves Beaupré harpsichords have won acclaim for the beauty of their sound and appearance, as well as for their stability and mechanical reliability.

Yves Beaupré - himself a harpsichordist - draws his inspiration from the main schools of harpsichord-making. By visiting important collections of historic instruments, including those in Antwerp, Edinburgh, Paris, and Washington, he has intensively studied representative models of these schools. He respects the traditions of his craft in his choice of materials, dimensions, and acoustic properties.
He is convinced, nevertheless, that understanding and interpreting tradition results in instruments that are artistically and musically superior to slavish copies. Each Yves Beaupré harpsichord is an original.




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" Yves Beaupre is not just the best harpsichord maker in Canada, he is on a par with the great European makers. "

KENNETH GILBERT , L'ACTUALITÉ,  December 1999



" [...]all the more effective due to the attractive sound of his instrument made by Yves Beaupré, which is captured in a recording that gives the music an appealing brightness without clangor or excessive mechanical noise from harpsichord’s keyboard action. A charmer." 
    
DAVID HURWITZ
CLASSIC TODAY, 2000


"The instrument, a 1995 reproduction by Yves Beaupré (of Montréal) of an I 8th Century Hemsch and Blanchet design, has a rich but not lush tone. Plectra clicks are relatively quiet, a real plus."
        

MORLEY DAVIDSON

LA SCENA MUSICALE, CANADA, DÉCEMBRE 1997 I JANVIER 1998


"Most of the pieces were performed on a harpsichord built by Yves Beaupré. It was a surprisingly sensuous vehicle for The Bells, a two-note ground with much elaboration on the top."

ARTHUR KAPTAINIS, GAZETTE, CANADA, 11 MAI 2003
RACHELLE TAYLOR, CLAVECINISTE (INTÉGRALE WILLIAM BYRD)


" [...] l’esprit de l’écriture est préservé et paré des somptueuses couleurs de deux magnifiques copies canadiennes de clavecin français."   

PHILIPPE RAMIN
RÉPERTOIRE, FRANCE, AVRIL
2000


"Choisir une copie (magnifique, signée Yves Beaupré) d’un clavecin Hemsch et Blanchet du XVIIIe siècle ..."      

PHILIPPE VENTURINI
Technique 9 (la prise de son met parfaitement en valeur la richesse de l’instrument)

LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE, FRANCE, 1998


" [...] sur un clavecin au timbre lumineux construit par Yves Beaupré d’après un instrument du Saxon Gräbner le jeune (1774), ... "      

ADÉLAIDE DE
PLACE

DIAPASON, FRANCE


" [...] sur des instruments splendides et fort bien enregistrés."     

FRANÇOIS TOUSIGNANT

LE DEVOIR, CANADA, 11 ET 12 MARS 2000









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