Couperin Rameau

Skip Sempé - François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 11, 2017
Skip Sempé - François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1990)

Skip Sempé - François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456.84 Mb | 72:16 | Scans included
Classical clavecin | Country: USA | Label: BMG Classics, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (77219-2-RC)

”The method that I present here is a kind of restitution to the public, having profited as much as possible from the compliments they have so kindly given me concerning my art. I have added my little discoveries to this and thus I will feel that I have done enough in discharging my duty to them. Perhaps a few people will say that I work against my own best interests in these disclosures of my studies, but I will renounce them forever, without any reservations at all, whenever it is a matter of usefulness to others.” (Francois Couperin, L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin)
Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God: Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & Francois Couperin (2015)

Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God:
Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & François Couperin (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Divine Art | # dda 25120 | Time: 01:18:25

A selection of works by the greatest harpsichord composer of all — François Couperin, and from contemporary British composer Graham Lynch, who is a very worthy successor with music that is expressive, descriptive, deep and exceptionally rich, showing that the harpsichord is capable of real expression. The Lynch pieces are receiving their first recordings. Established virtuoso Assi Karttunen is from Finland and this is her first album for Divine Art, and a showcase for her amazing talent at the keyboard.

Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 4, 2017
Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)

Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:45:27 | 703 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Arion | Catalog: ARN 263660

Jean-Claude Malgoire has been one of the more important French conductors of the latter twentieth and early twenty first centuries. He has focused heavily on Baroque music, though his repertory also includes operas by Mozart and Salieri. As music director of the La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy and l'Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, he has given many highly acclaimed concerts and opera productions, and made numerous recordings with major labels.
William Christie - Rameau: Pieces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de clavecin (2003)

William Christie - Rameau: Pièces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de clavecin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 739 Mb | Total time: 115:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2901120.21 | Recorded: 1983

Compared to his colleagues in the French Baroque harpsichord business, Rameau wrote relatively little keyboard music. It all fits on two discs. Like the keyboard sonatas of his contemporary Scarlatti, these pieces contain moments when Rameau clearly uses the harpsichord to evoke the sound of the orchestra–trumpets, flutes, and drums–but unlike Scarlatti's, several of these pieces were actually orchestrated and reappear as dance numbers in Rameau's operas. William Christie is our leading exponent of French Baroque opera, Rameau in particular, and it follows that he is alive to every detail in these fascinating and delightful miniatures. At midprice, this is a great deal.
-David Hurwitz

Sophie Yates - Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin, Vol. 1-2 (2000-2004)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 11, 2017
Sophie Yates - Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin, Vol. 1-2 (2000-2004)

Sophie Yates - Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin, Vol. 1-2 (2000-2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 409.69 Mb (Vol1) + 427.89 Mb (Vol2) | 02:24:04 | Scans included
Classical | Country: UK | Label: Chaconne

One of the world's preeminent harpsichordists, Sophie Yates is known for her critically acclaimed performances of Baroque music. Universally praised for her profound understanding of Baroque style, Yates is also admired for her refined touch and discreet virtuosity. Indeed, critics have often lauded Yates for subordinating her enormous virtuosity to stylistic and aesthetic concerns. As a specialist in French Baroque music, Yates masterfully captures the elusive style of French Baroque keyboard performance, perfectly conjuring up the enigmatic atmosphere of distant intimacy heard in pieces by Couperin and Rameau. Commenting on her album French Baroque Harpsichord, critic Robert Haskins admired Yates' subtle renditions of Couperin's music. "In her readings of Les Idées heureuses, she savors the melodic quality of the ornamentation and the stately but fluid rhythms to marvelous effect."

Simone Stella - Sardelli: Suites pour le clavecin (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 20, 2017
Simone Stella - Sardelli: Suites pour le clavecin (2017)

Simone Stella - Sardelli: Suites pour le clavecin (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:17:00 | 177 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

This is the third volume on Brilliant Classics of the unsettling, time-bending music of Federico Maria Sardelli. Born in 1963, he has composed astonishingly inventive pastiches within the style of Italian Baroque concertos (BC94749) and cantatas (BC95068), which he conducts with the same free-wheeling brilliance that he brings to ‘authentic’ music of the same era in his recordings of Vivaldi (BC94030) and Alessandro Scarlatti (BC93357), all with his historically informed ensemble, Modo Antiquo. ‘In an antique way’: it’s a neat way to summarise the gifts of a musician not readily pigeonholed into particular categories. His latest album is his homage to the intricately stylised world of the French harpsichord tradition in the hands of Couperin, Rameau and others. In fact the concerto album concluded with a brief taster of Sardelli’s imagination running riot in the world of the Baroque keyboard, with a brief suite of character pieces and dances.
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}
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© 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.
Mahan Esfahani - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin (2014) 2CD

Mahan Esfahani - Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin (2014) 2CD
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Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68071/2 | Time: 02:08:24

Gramophone-Award-winning harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has recorded Rameau's Pièces de clavecin in the historic setting of the Music Room at Hatchlands Park in Surrey. This is a masterclass for the instrument, confirming this young artist as a truly great player: in the words of International Record Review his technique is beyond criticism and his inherent musicianship goes far deeper than mere surface understanding it is difficult not to warm to such a musician'. This double album comprises the whole of Rameau's output of keyboard suites, and Esfahani rejoices in its wealth of genius, its excitement and drama. Rameau is a composer whose revival is ongoing, and his unique combination of the witty and the cerebral, the light and the curmudgeonly, abounds throughout his harpsichord music.
Rameau - Integrale Des Pieces De Clavecin - Michel Kiener (2003) [2CD] {Harmonia Mundi}

Rameau - Integrale Des Pieces De Clavecin - Michel Kiener (2003) [2CD] {Harmonia Mundi}
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© 2003 Harmonia Mundi | HMI 987039.40
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord

With the exception of a few of Bach's more famous compositions, Rameau's Pieces de Clavecin have received more attention over the years than any other Baroque keyboard works–and for good reason: they're extraordinarily diverse, imaginatively conceived, consummately stylish, and most importantly, they demand interpretive prowess on the part of the performer. For many harpsichordists a Rameau cycle represents what a Beethoven symphony cycle would for most conductors–the crowning achievement of the genre, since what a performer brings to Rameau reveals not only his level of technical virtuosity but even more so his ability to creatively exploit the infinite opportunities inherent in Rameau's innovative scores.