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Playing Rameau

Interpretations
by Stephen Gutman -
recommended by
GEORGE BALCOMBE

'... not a million miles away from jazz.'

Jean-Philippe Rameau: The Complete Keyboard Music Volume 1. Stephen Gutman, piano. © 2007 Toccata Classics

While it is true that this CD is called Rameau -- The Complete Keyboard Music Volume 1, the Frenchman is not the leading character. The pianist Stephen Gutman is. After all, he has two jobs to do -- to understand Rameau's world of the eighteenth century harpsichord, and to decide how the modern piano should, or should not, respond to it.

This is not a simple matter. Rameau used his harpsichord to expose the instrument and audience to a totally new kind of music which Rameau had invented...

Copyright © 18 July 2010 George Balcombe,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: RAMEAU COMPLETE KEYBOARD MUSIC VOLUME 1

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU

HARPSICHORD

TOCCATA CLASSICS

PIANO

FRANCE

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