CD Review “The Harpsichord in the New Millennium”
The International Alliance for Women in Music Volume 17, Number 1 (2011)

“This is a beautifully-produced CD with copious liner notes about the music and the performers… Hirabayashi’s composing persona is imbued with her knowledge of and virtuosic playing ability at the harpsichord, an instrument associated more often with continuo practice and Scarlatti sonatas. She is adept at the improvisational origins of composition, as are most keyboard performers who are also composers, many of their ideas arising from varied explorations of sonorities and the idiomatic glories of their instrument…..With stylistic influences from her native country, American jazz, French Impressionism, and Latin and South American rhythms and sensibilities, Asako Hirabayashi brings us enticing music and outstanding performances on this impressive recording.”