WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Rameau: Complete Harpsichord Works / Jory Vinikour


Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 92154   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jory Vinikour
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 all
Read 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

Works on This Recording

1.
Premier livre de pièces de clavecin by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; France 
2.
Pièces de clavecin: Suite in E major/E minor by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724/1731; France 
3.
Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
4.
Les petits marteaux by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1754; France 
5.
La Dauphine by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Jory Vinikour (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; France 
6.
Pygmalion: Overture by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1748; Paris, France 
Notes: Arrangement: Claude Balbâtre  

Sound Samples

Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: I. Prelude
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: II. Allemande I
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: III. Allemande II
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: IV. Courante
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: VI. Sarabandes I and II
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: VIII. Gavotte
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: IX. Menuet
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: VII. Venitienne
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: V. Gigue
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: I. Allemande
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: II. Courante
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: III. Gigue en rondeau I
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: IV. Gigue en rondeau II
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: V. Le rappel des oiseaux
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: VI. Rigaudons I and II
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: VII. Musette en rondeau
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: VIII. Tambourin
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: IX. La villageoise
Pieces de clavecin: Menuet in C major
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: I. Les tendres plaintes
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: II. Les niais de Sologne with 2 doubles
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: III. Les soupirs
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: IV. La joyeuse
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: V. La follette
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: VI. L'entretien des Muses
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: VII. Les tourbillons
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: IX. Le lardon
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: X. La boiteuse
Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major: VIII. Les cyclopes
La Dauphine
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: I. Allemande
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: II. Courante
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: III. Sarabande
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: IV. Les trois mains
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: V. Fanfarinette
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: VI. La triomphante
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major: VII. Gavotte with 6 double
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: I. Les tricotets
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: II. L'indifferente
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: III. Minuet I-II
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: IV. La poule
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: V. Les triolets
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: VI. Les sauvages
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: VII. L'enharmonique
Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor: VIII. L'egiptienne
Les petits marteaux
5 Pieces pour clavecin seul, extraites de Pieces de clavecin en concerts: I. La Livri
5 Pieces pour clavecin seul, extraites de Pieces de clavecin en concerts: II. L'Agacante
5 Pieces pour clavecin seul, extraites de Pieces de clavecin en concerts: III. La Timide (Rondeaux 1 and 2)
5 Pieces pour clavecin seul, extraites de Pieces de clavecin en concerts: IV. L'Indiscrete
Pigmalion (arr. C.-B. Balbastre for keyboard): Pigmalion: Ouverture (arr. C.-B. Balbastre for keyboard)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 What Price Rameau? March 7, 2014 By 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 essential September 7, 2013 By Anthony G. (Valley Stream, NY) 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
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN - TRY IT FREE!
Listen to all your favorite classical music for only $20/month.
Sign up for your monthly subscription service and get unlimited access to the most comprehensive digital catalog of classical music in the world - new releases. bestsellers, advanced releases and more.
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In