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Bach Dynastie / Rondeau


Release Date: 02/24/2017 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 559520  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWilhelm Friedemann BachCarl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Jean Rondeau
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.

Rondeau has described JS Bach, who has been part of his life since his childhood, as “daunting like a mighty mountain”, but at the same time feels that “his music is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the
Read more right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us.”

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REVIEW:

The young French harpsichordist has come in for some criticism from certain corners of the critical world, facing accusations of bolshy rock 'n' roll showmanship, and even sounding jangly. While he does indeed take a very relaxed approach to pulse and meter at points, the impression I'm left with comes is that Rondeau comes across as charming and human, along with carrying a sense of absolute connection and improvisatory ease with his instrument akin to that of a jazz pianist. All in all, a recording to savor.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, F 7 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1775-1780; Berlin, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, Wq 23/H 427 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Jean Rondeau (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1748; Berlin, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Bach for the collection August 7, 2017 By Francisco R. Moya Huff (Guaynabo, PR) See All My Reviews "This CD was purchased looking to hear other music that Bach composed, which I did not have. I was not disappointed, the music as of itself is great, the recording is clear and with good soundstage. I loaned to a friend and he loves it. This musician was unknown to me and I took a gamble.His playing is very clear and precise, the music is excellent so it is very enjoyable and you can hear it many times and not tire of it. Other Bach recordings will be purchased when made aware of its availability." Report Abuse
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