DEBORA HALASZ' passion for the baroque music brought her to the search of an historical instrument that could allow a huge variety of sounds and possibilities. She came to an instrument by Hieronymous Haas, who together with his son constituted the most important family of harpsichord makers in Germany. The harpsichords of the Hass family are noted for their complex dispositions and are the only 18-th century instruments to include with any regularity a 16' register. Débora Halász plays an historic copy of a 1734 dated Haas instrument, specially made for her. On this instrument she is recording the complete works for harpsichord by the portuguese baroque composer Carlos Seixas. This project in a total of 5 CDs is an invitation of the Record Company NAXOS in a co-production with the Bavarian Radio.
"Here we have the first CD of a Serie that will make history. A composer of genius, an inspirated harpsichordist and an instrument with fabulous sound. Débora Halász’ Interpretation is a huge profit. Her technique, inspiration and inteligence in the phrasing and registering are notorious." AST-Portugal
“There is some technically demanding writing here – but then Seixas was apparently a considerable virtuoso himself…Débora Halász seems largely unabashed by these difficulties and unafraid to set herself some very rapid tempos. Seixas is - for his period - uncommonly fond of minor keys and their use gives a distinctive quality to some of his slower movements, in particular. All in all, there is much to admire and enjoy here. This is a promising start to a very worthwhile project, and I look forward to future volumes. “ Musicweb International
„These big, surprising, sometimes abrupt works have found a perfect interpreter in harpsichordist Débora Halász, who despite the Hungarian name is a Brazilian artist mostly known for playing the piano. Hers is definitely a pianist's harpsichord style, but with Seixas that's exactly what's called for. This is an unusually satisfying disc of Baroque keyboard music, packed with real thrills. ALL MUSIC