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

Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016) {Erato}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 23, 2017
Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016) {Erato}

Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+Booktet | RAR | 485 mb
Classical, Baroque, Renaissance | Label: Erato - 2564697458

France’s leading young harpsichordist performs works by two masters of the French Baroque. No surprises there, perhaps … but the harpsichordist in question is Jean Rondeau and the album is called Vertigo. It conceives the harpsichord in vividly theatrical terms. Vertigo takes its name from a dramatic, rhapsodic piece by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, who, along with Jean-Philippe Rameau, forms the focus of this album. If Rameau (1683–1764) is the better-known composer today, especially admired for such operatic masterpieces as Hippolyte et Aricie and Platée, the younger Royer (1705–1755) was also a major figure in his time, rising to become master of music at the court of Louis XV. Both Rameau and Royer excelled in keyboard music and in works for the stage. As Jean Rondeau says: “These two illustrious composers battled for the top spot at the Opéra.” He describes them as “two magicians, two master architects, amongst the most wildly imaginative and brilliant of their era … Two composers who also tried to capture echoes of grand theatre with the palette offered by their keyboard.

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.