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Marchand & Rameau: Harpsichord Works / Christophe Rousset

Audio Samples

>Marchand, Louis : Suite for harpsichord no 1 in D minor
>Marchand, Louis : Suite for harpsichord in G minor
>Marchand, Louis : Venitienne, for harpsichord
>Marchand, Louis : Badine, for harpsichord (Berkeley MS 775)
>Marchand, Louis : Gavotte, for harpsichord (Berkeley MS 1372)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Premier livre de pieces de clavecin, for harpsichord

Album Summary

>Marchand, Louis : Suite for harpsichord no 1 in D minor
>Marchand, Louis : Suite for harpsichord in G minor
>Marchand, Louis : Venitienne, for harpsichord
>Marchand, Louis : Badine, for harpsichord (Berkeley MS 775)
>Marchand, Louis : Gavotte, for harpsichord (Berkeley MS 1372)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Premier livre de pieces de clavecin, for harpsichord
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Today, French Baroque composer and keyboard virtuoso Louis Marchand is perhaps best known for failing to take up J.S. Bach on his challenge to a musical 'duel.' Unfortunately, this colorful legend has overshadowed Marchand's ample gifts as a composer of organ and harpsichord music. Writing in the 'old fashioned' style of d'Anglebert, he employs a profusion of ornaments that enrich the sustaining power of the sound. In contrast, the music of Rameau is always deliberately clear, favoring transparency over bombastic effects. Christophe Rousset, performing on a rare Donzelague harpsichord, explores the connections and contrasts between these two giants of the period.

Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2012
There's much to enjoy here from a musician who clearly loves this music, and the music itself repays close attention.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011).



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>Marchand, Louis : Suite for harpsichord no 1 in D minor
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Suite for harpsichord in G minor
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Venitienne, for harpsichord
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Badine, for harpsichord (Berkeley MS 775)
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Gavotte, for harpsichord (Berkeley MS 1372)
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Premier livre de pièces de clavecin, for harpsichord
  • Performer: Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Decorative Arts Museum of Lyon, France (02/20/2011-02/22/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1706