CD Review “The Harpsichord in the New Millennium” American Record Guild 2010

“Hirabayashi’s works for harpsichord, violin, and fortepiano combine modern and classical sounds. Her harmonic language spans a wide spectrum of styles: when I heard these pieces for the first time, Bach, Ligeti, Persichetti, and Brahms came to mind. The piece I enjoyed most was the charming Suite for Children for violin and harpsichord. It is unreservedly melodic and shows a side of the composer that is both poignant and lighthearted.”