by Stephen Gutman -
'... not a million miles away from jazz.'
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
CD INFORMATION: RAMEAU COMPLETE KEYBOARD MUSIC VOLUME 1