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Inspirations - D'Anglebert, Forqueray, & Rameau / McNabney


Release Date: 01/25/2019 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2780  
Composer:  Jean-Henri D'AnglebertEnnemond GaultierRené MesangeauAntoine Forqueray,   ... 
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Like the 17th century French harpsichordists before her, Melisande McNabney draws on the musical universe during the time of Louis XIV and Louis XV. Inspired by song, the lute, the viola da gamba, and even the complete orchestra, harpsichordists of this era aimed to reproduce these sounds in their compositions and transcriptions. Like her predecessors, Melisande Mcnabney performs transcriptions for harpsichord. The award-winning Melisande McNabney plays keyboard music of all periods, on harpsichord, piano, and fortepiano. In August 2015 she received third prize at the International Competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges, Belgium. Ms McNabney is a graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory, where she studied harpsichord, continuo and fortepiano Read more with Bob van Asperen and Richard Egarr. She was granted her Doctorate at McGill University in May 2017, under the guidance of Hank Knox and Tom Beghin, thanks to the support of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program. Very active on the concert scene, Melisande McNabney has appeared in solo recitals on such series as Clavecin en concert and Serie Jacques-Dansereau. She is regularly invited to play with revered ensembles.

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This disc offers an intriguing twist on expectations of harpsichord repertoire, the works played being transcriptions of music originally for lute. The 17th-century demands for repertoire for the then-popular emerging keyboard instrument made transcription a necessary composer’s skill. McNabney herself ably transcribed two works by Rameau, Tendre amour and Air de la Folie.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude in C major by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
2.
Allemande in C Major "La Vestemponade" by Ennemond Gaultier
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
3.
Courante in C Major "La Superbe" by Ennemond Gaultier
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
4.
Sarabande in C Major by René Mesangeau
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
5.
Gigue in C major "La Cloche" by Ennemond Gaultier
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
6.
Chaconne in C Major by Ennemond Gaultier
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
7.
Suite for Harpsichord No. 5 in C Major by Antoine Forqueray
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
8.
Les Indes galantes: Tendre amour, que pour nous ta chaîne by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
9.
Platée: Aux langueurs d'Apollon Daphné se refusa by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; France 
10.
Nouvelles Suites de Pičces de Clavecin: Suite in A minor: Sarabande by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; France 
11.
Suite in D minor: Prélude by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689; France 
12.
Suite in D Major: Tombeau de Mr. de Chambonničres by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
13.
Suite in G minor: Passacaille by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert
Performer:  Mélisande Mcnabney (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1689; France 

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 eloquent interpretation June 22, 2019 By Peter H. (Stonewall, MB) See All My Reviews "This is a tasteful and virtuosic window into the early French harpsichord repertoire." Report Abuse
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