Rameau was one of the great composers for the keyboard. But because pianists have not adopted his harpsichord music as they have that of the other great names of the Baroque – Bach, Handel and Scarlatti – his stature as one of the world’s major keyboard composers is not as fully acknowledged. This series of three CDs underlines that claim by presenting all his keyboard music on the piano: the familiar suites, a number of discoveries and arrangements by himself and his contemporaries.
Stephen Gutman, piano
Catalogue No: TOCC0051EAN/UPC: 5060113440518Release Date: 01.10.2012Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau Artists: Stephen Gutman
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Suite No. 3 in D minor/major (1724) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0051/TOCC0051t25.mp3
Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No. 4 in B flat major (1741) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0051/TOCC0051t37.mp3
Brian Wilson :
“I got out my copy of volume 1 recently – it was easy to find, which proves that it gets played quite frequently and hasn’t disappeared into the limbo of lost CDs at the back of the cupboard and was just as pleased with it as when I first reviewed it. That goes equally for its successor. Roll on the third and final volume – let’s not have to wait another four years, please.” —Brian Wilson, MusicWeb International
Jed Distler :
“…Toccata Classics’ engineering captures Gutman’s warm timbre in an ambience akin to an intimate room suitable for both instrument and repertoire. A lovely disc in every way, and I look forward to this cycle’s imminent completion.” Classics Today
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