Balbastre(1724 1799) Pièces de Clavecin, Book 1 Jean Patrice Brosse

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Pièces de clavecin en concerts (Aapo Häkkinen, Petri Tapio Mattson, Mikko Perkola) (2011)

Jean-Philippe Rameau - Pieces de clavecin en concerts (Aapo Hakkinen, Petri Tapio Mattson, Mikko Perkola) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 446.95 MB
Label: Alba Records | TT: 66:25

Rameau’s compositional stages included early keyboard works, followed by operas not started until the age of 50 (!), taking a break close to age 60 in order to create the five books of Pieces de clavecin en concerts, which really refer to pieces done in ensemble as opposed to solo harpsichord. These are not Italianate at all, but inundated with a French sensibility where the harpsichord is the be-all and end-all of the proceedings, the accompanying violin and viola da gamba (or flute and second violin, which the composer provided for) ornate and involved yet still not central. This was a natural progression for the composer who had already set a number of solo harpsichord pieces according to descriptive form where the music follows its own natural path in terms of the basic dances that he uses as a foundation.
—Steven Ritter
Jacques Champion de Chambonnières – Pièces de Clavecin (2004)

Jacques Champion de Chambonnières – Pièces de Clavecin (2004)
Classical/Baroque | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 68m29s | 492mb
PAN Classics | cat. no. PAN 10 170

Pancrace Royer : Pièces de clavecin  Music

Posted by philomene at Oct. 18, 2012
Pancrace Royer : Pièces de clavecin

Pancrace Royer - Pièces de clavecin, 1746 (1993)
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
XLD Rip | lossless | FLAC (Tracks)+LOG+CUE+Scans (600dpi) | 58:59 min | 430MB
Label: L'oiseau-Lyre | Genre: Classical

Pancrace Royer's First Book of Harpsichord Pieces demonstrates how much the harpsichord tried to change to meet the challenge of the upstart pianoforte. These works push the instrument to its technical limits, showing an astonishing variety and quality of music.
Alexander Bryce
Rameau - Pièces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de clavecin (William Christie)

Rameau - Pieces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de clavecin (William Christie)
Baroque | 2 CD | EAC | APE+CUE no LOG | Covers | 703 MB | rs.com | TT 116 min
William Christie
Recording: 1983 | Released: 2003 | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Jean-Philippe Rameau • Pièces de clavecin en concerts  

Posted by generale79 at Feb. 18, 2009
Jean-Philippe Rameau • Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Jean-Philippe Rameau • Pièces de clavecin en concerts
Frans Brüggen • Sigiswald Kuijken • Wieland Kuijken • Gustav Leonhardt
Classical | APE + cue | 1 CD, covers, booklet | 284 MB RS
Teldec 1992

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Couperin: Piéces de Clavecin - Verlet  

Posted by flos at Nov. 5, 2008
Couperin: Piéces de Clavecin - Verlet

Couperin: Piéces de Clavecin - Verlet
Classical | FLAC & CUE | 2 CD, Covers, Booklet | RS | 785 MB
Date: Nov 18, 2003

Sophie Yates - Balbastre: Pieces De Clavecin (2011)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 8, 2016
Sophie Yates - Balbastre: Pieces De Clavecin (2011)

Sophie Yates - Balbastre: Pieces De Clavecin (2011)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:19 | 491 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 777

Composer Claude-Bénigne Balbastre came at the end of the French Baroque keyboard tradition that produced François Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau. Composed in 1759, these pieces look back toward the tradition of French harpsichord music, with its individual piece titles designating various members of the French nobility and their individual personalities. Thirty years after Couperin announced the reunification of French and Italian tastes, they show only light influence of Italian style; the clearly diatonic, periodic Allegro tune of "La Laporte," track 16, is the exception. Nor does Balbastre attempt to take after the intellectual density and harmonic complexity of Rameau's keyboard music. Instead his little musical portraits have a mostly pleasant, pastoral mien, with harmonic touches that are unusual and evocative rather than difficult.
Christophe Rousset - Pancrace Royer: Pieces de clavecin, 1746 (2008)

Christophe Rousset - Pancrace Royer: Pieces de clavecin, 1746 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:54 | 398 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ambroisie | Catalog: 151

It is now some 12 years since William Christie made an excellent disc of Pancrace Royer's only published collection of harpsichord pieces (1746); and it was reissued recently on CD. Royer was a more prominent figure in French musical life than the comparative unfamiliarity of his name nowadays would suggest. He was an imaginative director of the Concert Spirituel, leader for several years of the Opéra orchestra, and a successful composer for the stage, as well. His ballet-héroIque, Zalde (1739) was especially popular and was still being performed in the 1760s. La Chasse do Zaide is the composer's own harpsichord arrangement of a "symphonie" in the opera and, in this new recital, Christophe Rousset appends it to the pieces of the 1746 publication. That, too, incidently contains a number of transcriptions by the composer of pieces from earlier stage works.
Alexander Paley - Rameau: Troisieme Livre De Pieces De Clavecin (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Alexander Paley - Rameau: Troisieme Livre De Pieces De Clavecin (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.22GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, La Musica

My first encounter with Rameau came when I was seven years old. The piano was predominant in musical life in the Soviet Union at the time but Johann Sebastian Bach was the only composer to represent the baroque era. Ever-present in concert halls, his compositions were also the daily bread of young pianists in music school. My first teacher had been born in Paris and had a deep knowledge and strong sense of French culture, especially French literature. Thanks to him, I in turn fell in love with France in general and Rameau in particular, and Rameau has stayed with me ever since. I have always kept him in a corner of my mind without ever being able to play his music in public, because unfortunately concert organisers, including in France, then as now prefer composers better known to the general public.
Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:04:20 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté-Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset is one of the finest and most exciting harpsichordists, and as a conductor is a leader in the late 20th century revival of French Baroque music. After studying piano as a boy, he became deeply interested in the harpsichord at the age of 13. He studied with Huguette Dreyfus at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and, from 1980 to 1983, with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. He won a special certificate of distinction at the Schola Cantorum and, in 1983, the first prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. He began a professional career, in which he rose quickly in the ranks of the world's harpsichordists. He soon appeared at some of the most prestigious early music festivals, including those of Aix-en-Provence, Saintes, Veaune, Utrecht, La Roque d'Anthéron, and Les Printemps des Arts de Nantes.