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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces De Clavecin En Concerts

Album Summary

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Quatrième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Deuxième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Premier concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de c
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Troisième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Cinquième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
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Notes & Reviews:

For its first recording on the ATMA label, the ensemble Masques presents Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts, one of the most important collections from the Baroque repertoire. Under the Aritstic direction of Olivier Fortin, Ensemble Masques is made up of some of the best young Canadian musicians playing on period instruments. The ensemble was created in Montreal in 1998 to perform the vocal and instrumental music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Masques collaborates with talented young Europeans, and with performers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel (Québec) Canada (06/17/2009-06/19/2009).



Reviews

A Marvelous Recording
This disc is marvelous! I have always enjoyed Rameau’s music, but the performance captured here is top notch. The harpsichord is bright and spritely, and Olivier Fortin plays it with obvious joie de vivre – particularly in the Troisieme Concert pieces. Anne Thivierge’s flute makes a wonderful companion to this jaunty keyboard, as does Sophie Gent’s Violin. The Basse Viole, played by Melisande Corriveau, possesses a warm voice with good quality of tone, and blends very very well with the other members of this young ensemble. In fact, the quality of the recording as a whole is extremely well balanced, and the dialogue between the various instruments is a pleasure to listen to. This group also has a sensitive and somber side, as evidenced in the Deuxieme Concert, particularly in the “1er Menuet et 2e Menuet”. And a warm and intellectual interpretation of the Permier Concert is a feast for both the mind and the ears. This is the kind of music making that makes the listener want to get up and learn how to Minuet if he/she doesn’t already know. Delightful!
Submitted on 06/25/10 by KlingonOpera 
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>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Quatrième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Masques (Classical)
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel (Québec) Canada (06/17/2009-06/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1741

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Deuxième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Masques (Classical)
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel (Québec) Canada (06/17/2009-06/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1741

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Premier concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de c
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Masques (Classical)
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel (Québec) Canada (06/17/2009-06/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1741

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Troisième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Masques (Classical)
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel (Québec) Canada (06/17/2009-06/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1741

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Cinquième concert, for harpsichord, violin (or flute) & viola da gamba (or second violin) (Pièces de
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Masques (Classical)
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel (Québec) Canada (06/17/2009-06/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1741