Rameau Harmony

Treatise On Harmony  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 1, 2017
Treatise On Harmony

Jean-Phillipe Rameau, "Treatise On Harmony"
English | ISBN: 0486224619 | 2012 | 491 pages | EPUB | 18 MB

Marc Sabat - Harmony (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at April 3, 2017
Marc Sabat - Harmony (2017)

Marc Sabat - Harmony (2017)
Contemporary Classical | 1:03:49 | MP3, 320 kbps | 147 MB
Label: Another Timbre

The fifth CD in the Canadian Composers Series is also the debut appearance on Another Timbre by the Jack Quartet. It features chamber music for strings by the Berlin-based composer Marc Sabat, whose compositions explore the world of Just Intonation. But, as Nick Storring argues in the booklet accompanying the Canadian Composers Series of CDs, “to fixate upon this aspect of his music conceals at least half of what makes it so beguiling and beautiful. From an aural perspective, what is most salient about his work is not the system itself but his fluency within it. Part of this is attributable to his deep insight and compassion surrounding performance.

Sly, Guilmette, Beausejour - Rameau: Les Amants Trahis (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 13, 2015
Sly, Guilmette, Beausejour - Rameau: Les Amants Trahis (2013)

Sly, Guilmette, Beausejour - Rameau: Les Amants Trahis (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 309 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 150 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Analekta | Catalog Number: 29991

As Rameau wrote in his treatise on harmony, “A good musician should surrender himself to all the characters he wishes to portray, and like a skillful actor, put himself in the speaker’s shoes.” Regardless of the means used to achieve this, the composer uses music and the interplay of harmony to convey feeling. This album on the Analekta label features bass-baritone Philippe Sly and soprano Hélène Guimette accompanied by musicians from Clavecin en concert under the direction of Luc Beauséjour.

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 19, 2017
Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:19:17 | 698 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pinchgut Live | Catalog: PG003

Pinchgut Opera presented one of the glories of the French baroque for the first time in Australia. Castor & Pollux is Rameau's finest creation. It's a story based in mythology about the self-sacrificing love between two brothers. The music goes straight to the heart. With some of the most beautiful vocal and orchestral writing of the period, the opera was an instant hit when it was first presented.
Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 70:45 minutes | 683 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled art of Rameau, standard-bearer of the French Late Baroque. And yet, at a distance of less than a century ('Hippolyte' was premiered in 1733, the 'Fantastique' in 1830), the same passion links two works more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in the orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises.
Ensemble les Surprises, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and Yves Rechsteiner - L'Héritage de Rameau (2017) [24/96]

Ensemble les Surprises, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and Yves Rechsteiner - L'Héritage de Rameau (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:43 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The ensemble Les Surprises was born under the lucky star of Jean-Philippe Rameau, since its name refers to Les Surprises de l’Amour, the opéra-ballet he composed in 1748. Hence, after presenting two discs on the Ambronay Éditions label, the first devoted to Rebel and Francoeur, the second to Destouches and Delalande, I thought it important to tackle one of our favourite composers.

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."
Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:46 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.
Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017)

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:46 min | 367 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.

Kyu Yeon Kim - Rameau & Schubert: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 21, 2017
Kyu Yeon Kim - Rameau & Schubert: Piano Works (2017)

Kyu Yeon Kim - Rameau & Schubert: Piano Works
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:17 min | 210 MB
Label: DUX | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Jean-Phillippe Rameau was born in Dijon, France into a musical family. Since his early childhood, he learned how to play various instruments. At the beginning of his ""Parisian years"", he was known among his contemporaries mainly as a brilliant music theoretician, teacher and harpsichordist. Rameau began composing three collections of pieces for the harpsichord during these years. The collects are: Premier livre de pieces de clavecin, Pieces de clavecin avec une methode, and Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin. Rameau held a deep love for the harpsichord…so much that the majority of his compositions were for it.