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Blandine Rannou - François Couperin: Pièces pour Clavecin (2004)

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Blandine Rannou - François Couperin: Pièces pour Clavecin (2004)

Blandine Rannou - François Couperin: Pièces pour Clavecin (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 921 Mb | Total time: 78:33+76:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | ZZT 040401 | Recorded: 2003

In her complete recording of the solo and accompanied harpsichord pieces of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Blandine Rannou invited us to ‘change dimensions, accept – decide – that a silence between two notes, a slight time-lag between two voices . . . can be genuine events, striking, powerful, raucous, overwhelming or sensual’.

Christophe Rousset - François Couperin: Troisième livre de Pièces de clavecin (1993)

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Christophe Rousset - François Couperin: Troisième livre de Pièces de clavecin (1993)

Christophe Rousset - François Couperin: Troisième livre de Pièces de clavecin (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.07 Gb | Total time: 72:37+62:18+77:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901442.44 | Recorded: 1992

The keyboard works of François Couperin – the most famous of the 18th-century clavecinistes – have never enjoyed quite the same popular revival as those of Scarlatti and Bach. No doubt Couperin’s comparative neglect is due partly to the fact that his intricate ornamental lines transfer awkwardly to the piano; but it is also true that the surface naivety and understated virtuosity of many of his pieces belie their musical substance.

Guido Balestracci, Blandine Rannou - Bach: Sonates pour viole de gambe et clavecin obligé (2007)

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Guido Balestracci, Blandine Rannou - Bach: Sonates pour viole de gambe et clavecin obligé (2007)

Guido Balestracci, Blandine Rannou - Bach: Sonates pour viole de gambe et clavecin obligé (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 357 Mb | Total time: 56:26 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires | ZZT070101 | Recorded: 2006

Bach wrote these sonatas at Cothen between 1717 and 1723, probably to be played by the court virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel or by Prince Leopold in person. While works for cello were invading Europe, Germany continued to give an important role to the viol throughout the eighteenth century, as can be seen in the works of such composers as Bach, Telemann, Abel, and Schaffrath (honoured by Guido Balestracci's most recent recording).