In an incredible illustration of virtuosic performance, Sono Luminus brings you The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau, with world reknowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. Rameau’s compositional penchant for combining technical prowess with musical artistry is brilliantly showcased on this two disc set of solo harpsichord music.
Rameau’s output as a composer for solo harpsichord must be considered among the most important in French 18th century keyboard repertoire, along with that of François Couperin. The musical and harmonic ingenuity demonstrated throughout these works, as well as Rameau’s uniquely idiomatic approach to the harpsichord, ensure these works a permanent place in the repertoire of allRead more harpsichordists.
Vinikour’s performances are so buoyant, glistening or noble that you’ll likely find yourself glued to your speakers (or headphones). And if you’re accustomed to hearing the harpsichord at some distance in a concert hall, be prepared to listen as if you’re standing next to the keyboard or hovering over the strings. As played by Vinikour on a 2005 Wolf harpsichord based on a 1707 Nicholas Dumont, Rameau’s creations are narratives of robust and urgent vibrancy. – Gramophone Read less
Les petits marteauxby Jean-Philippe Rameau Performer:
Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque Written: by 1754; France
La Dauphineby Jean-Philippe Rameau Performer:
Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque Written: 1747; France
Pygmalion: Overtureby Jean-Philippe Rameau Period: Baroque Written: 1748; Paris, France Notes: Arrangement: Claude Balbâtre
Average Customer Review: ( 3 Customer Reviews )
Flawless -- Beautifully Played and RecordedDecember 6, 2014By W. Wilborn (Richwood, TX)See All My Reviews"These Rameau compositions are very beautifully played on a very fine instrument, by a true harpsichord virtuoso. The sound is awesome and is captured perfectly beyond my expectations. The booklet is informative. Great in every respect: compositions, artist/performance, harpsichord, and sound. Highly recommended without reservations."Report Abuse
What Price Rameau?March 7, 2014By William R. (Katoomba, New South Wales)See All My Reviews"This complete assembly of the work of J P Rameau's harpsichord works is very tempting to reach out to purchase - However, the indicated price if $21.99 transforms to $26.99 when one moves to the purchase thereof. What goes? In the supermarket such differences usually result in the article being proffered free as recompense. I make no such request but suggest this needs Fixing!"Report Abuse
Absolutely essentialSeptember 7, 2013By Anthony G. (SANTA FE, NM)See All My Reviews"Profoundly soaring, and searingly, beautiful music, so lovingly played and beyond praise. It should be a mandatory acquisition by lovers of Classical music."Report Abuse