Couperin Rameau

Alexandre Tharaud - Rameau, J.S.Bach, Francois Couperin: Piano Works (2010)

Alexandre Tharaud - Rameau, J.S.Bach, Francois Couperin: Piano Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:03:17 | 660 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMX 2958379.81

A midprice reissue collecting this young French pianist s three baroque recordings. I fell in love with Tharaud s Rameau disc several years ago and never once missed the rattling sound of the harpsichord. Tharaud points out that Rameau s frequent ornamentation would have served to prolong notes on a harpsichord. This isn t necessary on a modern piano, and there s an incredible delicacy to the pianism here, with the trills and turns played with a barely credible lightness of touch. It s infectious stuff, with the witty character pieces from the Suite in G vivid and alive.
Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}

Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 344 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975, 2012 Alia Vox | AVSA9893
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Bass Viola da gamba / Harpsichord

This beautiful recording, once long out-of-print, is now remastered in high definition multi-channel hybrid SACD, and is the first album made by Jordi Savall for the Astrée label, now reissued on Alia Vox. With this rare 1975 disc, Savall confirmed François Couperin as a master composer for viola da gamba with affinities to the previous masters of French music. On the recording Mr. Savall plays an authentic 7-string bass viol, anonymously constructed in 17th century France. He is joined by musicians Ton Koopman playing a Gilbert des Ruisseaux harpsichord built in the late 17th century and Ariane Maurette playing a Barak Norman bass viol constructed in London in 1697. Couperin’s music for these colorful instruments is marvelous, contemplative and beguiling. The highly collectible album, a must-have of the Savall oeuvre, is now available again and features a very informative booklet.

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Sir Anthony Lewis) [1995/1965]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 11, 2017
Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Sir Anthony Lewis) [1995/1965]

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Sir Anthony Lewis) [1995/1965]
Classical | DECCA 444 526-2 | TT: 146.05 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 730 Mb

Rameau was almost 50 when he wrote Hippolyte et Aricie and there was little in his life to suggest he was about to embark on a major new career as an opera composer. He was famous for his works on music theory as well as books of harpsichord pieces. The closest he had come to writing dramatic music was composing a few secular cantatas and some popular pieces for the Paris fairs for his friend Alexis Piron. Yet Rameau's eagerness to write an opera is shown by a letter he wrote in October 1727 to Antoine Houdar de La Motte asking for a libretto. It was a strange choice; once famous for providing the texts to such works as André Campra's L'Europe galante (1697) and Marin Marais's Alcyone (1706), Houdar de La Motte had written nothing for the musical stage for almost 20 years. Nothing came of the request and there is no record of any reply, but the fact that Rameau carefully preserved his own letter among his personal papers proves how much the project must have meant to him.

Francois Couperin - Ariane et Apotheoses (2016) {Aparté}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 9, 2017
Francois Couperin - Ariane et Apotheoses (2016) {Aparté}

Francois Couperin - Ariane et Apotheoses (2016) {Aparté}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 349MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

It is only recently that the cantata Ariane consolated by Bacchus was attributed to Couperin, on the strength of many technical details too complex to be unrolled, but perfectly convincing. It is therefore a kind of first world discography of a work of this great composer that Christophe Rousset gives us, with the superb voice of Stéphane Degout whose impeccable speech allows to understand absolutely every word. There follow two immense apotheoses of the same, that of Corelli dated 1724 and that of Lully of the following year. These are very ample instrumental suites in the style of, with quotations, allusions, jokes of all kinds, in a quasi-theatrical and very descriptive writing approaching a kind of programmed music.
Swedish RSO, Daniel Harding - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique; Rameau - Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902244 | Time: 01:10:51

A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled Late Baroque art of Rameau. However, separated by less than a century, the same passion links these two works that prove more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra shows its versatility under Daniel Harding, who posses a matchless gift for establishing a dialogue between these two pioneering geniuses.
Ensemble Zaïs, Paul Goussot - Rameau & Handel: Dom Bedos (2014)

Ensemble Zaïs, Paul Goussot - Rameau & Handel: Dom Bedos (2014)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 358 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 163 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers +d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Paraty Productions, PARATY 714127 | 2014 | 01:08:22

Handel s concertos for organ and Rameau s concert harpsichord pieces figure among the most original works in the keyboard repertoire of the 18th century. The Dom Bedos organ is one of the rare French instruments from the 18th century equipped with a 32-foot manual organ stop, endowing the grand plein-jeu with an incredible depth. The process of re-working and adapting musical material was a very common practice and some of these harpsichord pieces en concert seem to suit the organ perfectly.
Florence Malgoire, Les Dominos - Couperin: Complete Sonatas (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Florence Malgoire, Les Dominos - Couperin: Complete Sonatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:37 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After the success of a CD devoted to the sonatas of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Florence Malgoire s ensemble Les Dominos explores the first French sonatas. All of these works date from the 1680s, when the French had just discovered the Italian sonata style and had begun to use it, albeit in some secrecy. This recording contains the complete sonatas of François Couperin, four of which are the original versions of sonatas that Couperin would later make use of in Les Nations. It is the first recording to present the sonatas in their entirety, in particular because the sonata La Convalescente appears on record for the very first time. The sonata was discovered only recently in a manuscript copy in Germany.
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra - Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2: Leclair, Charpentier, Rameau (2016)

Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra - Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2: Leclair, Charpentier, Rameau (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:29 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 0810

This programme completes the Comédie et Tragédie project with Tempesta di Mare, and consists of suites made up of orchestral excerpts from three dramatic works of the French stage, spanning seventy-three years, all highlighting the importance of dance as a part of drama.
Les Ombres, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre - François Couperin, Colin de Blamont: Concert chez la Reine (2010)

Les Ombres, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre - François Couperin, Colin de Blamont: Concert chez la Reine (2010)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:00 | 421 MB
Genre: Baroque, Vocal | Label: Ambronay Éditions | Catalog: AMY 301

Ce Concert chez la Reine, par les Ombres un jeune ensemble de musique baroque de la nouvelle génération, en résidence à Ambronay, est saisissant de réalisme dans la reconstitution historique authentique. Dès les premières secondes, j'ai eu l'impression d'être dans une salle éclairée par des bougies, entourée de dames en costumes et de marquis emperruqués Louis XV.
Les Nouveaux Caracteres, Sebastien d’Hérin - Rameau: Les Surprises de l'amour (2014)

Les Nouveaux Caracteres, Sebastien d’Hérin - Rameau: Les Surprises de l'amour (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:19:34 | 891 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 22701 9

The exciting and vigorous talents of Sébastien d Hérin and Les Nouveaux Caractères announce their debut on Glossa with a major and appropriately unexpected release of a glaring Rameau operatic omission on record: 'Les Surprises de l Amour' (Cupid s Surprises). This opéra-ballet, consisting here of three separate entrées, first performed in 1748 and submitted to later revisions, comes from the period of Jean-Philippe Rameau s rich maturity when he had finally become a court composer.