The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau

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The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau

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28th May 2012




2 hours 36 minutes


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The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau


Premier Livre de pieces de clavecin

Les petits marteaux

Suite in E minor from Pièces de clavecin (1724, revised 1731)

Premier menuet en rondeau in G major

Suite in D Major

Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin

Suite in G major/G minor

La Dauphine

Pygmalion: Overture

Claude Balbâtre’s transcription

La Livri

from the first concert

L'Agaçante in G major

from the second concert

La Timide (from the third concert)


from the fourth concert

Jory Vinikour (harpsichord)

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In an incredible illustration of virtuosic performance, Sono Luminus brings you The Complete Harpsichord Works of Rameau, with world reknowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. Rameau’s compositional penchant for combining technical prowess with musical artistry is brilliantly showcased on this two disc set of solo harpsichord music.

Rameau’s output as a composer for solo harpsichord must be considered among the most important in French 18th century keyboard repertoire, along with that of François Couperin. The musical and harmonic ingenuity demonstrated throughout these works, as well as Rameau’s uniquely idiomatic approach to the harpsichord, ensure these works a permanent place in the repertoire of all harpsichordists.

Jory Vinikour is recognized as one of the outstanding harpsichordists of his generation. A highly diversified career brings him to the world’s most important festivals and concert halls as recital and concerto soloist, partner to several of today’s finest singers, and as one of the most visible continuo performers. Born in Chicago, Jory Vinikour came to Paris on a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation to study with Huguette Dreyfus and Kenneth Gilbert. First Prizes in the International Harpsichord Competitions of Warsaw (1993) and the Prague Spring Festival (1994) brought him to the public’s attention, and he has since appeared in festivals and concert series throughout much of the world.

Mr. Vinikour appears regularly as harpsichordist/continuist at the Paris Opera, Netherlands Opera, Salzburg Festival, Teatro Real de Madrid, and Glyndebourne. Jory is also a regular presence at the Zurich Opera, and has appeared on their stage (disguised as Handel!) with Cecilia Bartoli in Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo é del disinganno. He performed Stravinsky’s solo harpsichord part in productions of The Rake’s Progress at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Paris Opera and Théâtre de la Monnaie.

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major

I. Prelude

II. Allemande I

III. Allemande II

IV. Courante

VI. Sarabandes I and II

VIII. Gavotte

IX. Menuet

VII. Venitienne

V. Gigue

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor

I. Allemande

II. Courante

III. Gigue en rondeau I

IV. Gigue en rondeau II

V. Le rappel des oiseaux

VI. Rigaudons I and II

VII. Musette en rondeau

VIII. Tambourin

IX. La villageoise

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin: Menuet in C major

Pieces de clavecin: Menuet in C major

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de clavecin: Suite in D minor - major

I. Les tendres plaintes

II. Les niais de Sologne with 2 doubles

III. Les soupirs

IV. La joyeuse

V. La follette

VI. L'entretien des Muses

VII. Les tourbillons

IX. Le lardon

X. La boiteuse

VIII. Les cyclopes

Jean-Philippe Rameau: La Dauphine

La Dauphine

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in A minor - major

I. Allemande

II. Courante

III. Sarabande

IV. Les trois mains

V. Fanfarinette

VI. La triomphante

VII. Gavotte with 6 double

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Nouvelles suites de Pieces de clavecin: Suite in G major - minor

I. Les tricotets

II. L'indifferente

III. Minuet I-II

IV. La poule

V. Les triolets

VI. Les sauvages

VII. L'enharmonique

VIII. L'egiptienne

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les petits marteaux

Les petits marteaux

Jean-Philippe Rameau: 5 Pieces pour clavecin seul, extraites de Pieces de clavecin en concerts

I. La Livri

II. L'Agacante

III. La Timide (Rondeaux 1 and 2)

IV. L'Indiscrete

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pigmalion (arr. C.-B. Balbastre for keyboard)

Pigmalion: Ouverture (arr. C.-B. Balbastre for keyboard)

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