Rameau - Pieces de Clavecin | Alpha ALPHA324

Rameau - Pieces de Clavecin


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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA324

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 23rd September 2016



After the success of the first fourteen reissues, which restored to the limelight some of the gems of the early music repertory in the catalogues of our labels, here are fourteen new titles to allow listeners to renew acquaintance with further treasures of the Renaissance and Baroque (and even a journey through time thanks to Raphaël Imbert’s album Bach | Coltrane), performed by some of the leading interpreters of the genre; most of these discs won one or more awards on their first release. As with the first series, the artists have been asked to contribute to the booklets, in which, with a few years’ hindsight, they talk about their conception of the works and how they went about recording them. The photographers of the Magnum agency illustrate the covers of the series with their work; this time the common design element is the colour yellow.

After critical success with the Goldberg Variations and music by d'Anglebert, Céline Frisch, the harpsichordist of Café Zimmermann, devoted a disc to the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, recorded on a historic harpsichord built in 1750 by Hemsch.

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