Tag Archives: Jean-Philippe Rameau

HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Harmonia Mundi) Jean-Philippe Rameau – The Four Great Sonatas For Harpsichord (Christie)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this wonderful set
Compared to his colleagues in the French Baroque harpsichord business, Rameau wrote relatively little keyboard music. It all fits on two discs. Like the keyboard sonatas of his contemporary Scarlatti, these pieces contain moments when Rameau clearly uses the harpsichord to evoke the sound of the orchestra–trumpets, flutes, and drums–but unlike Scarlatti’s, several of these pieces were actually orchestrated and reappear as dance numbers in Rameau’s operas. William Christie is our leading exponent of French Baroque opera, Rameau in particular, and it follows that he is alive to every detail in these fascinating and delightful miniatures.

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer: William Christie
Vinyl (1983)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Harmonia Mundi
DR-Analysis: 12
Size: 2.75 GB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Jean-Philippe Rameau – Suite For Trumpet – Les Paladins

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Many thanks to our friend Robbie52 for this rarity

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Orchestre: Orchestre De Chambre De Jean-Louis Petit
Conductor: Jean-Louis Petit
Vinyl (1965)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 11
Size: 755 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (Telefunken Das Alte Werk) Jean Philippe Rameau – Pièces De Clavecin En Concerts (Gustav Leonhardt)

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Only one word: WONDERFUL!

Composer: Jean Philippe Rameau
Performer: Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Wieland Kuijken, Sigiswald Kuijken
Vinyl (1971)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Telefunken
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.01 GB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Jean-Philippe Rameau – Music-Suites from Ballets and Ouvertures

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Many thanks to robbie52 for this fine gem

A very enjoyable voyage through Rameau’s music of ballets and ouvertures. If Rameau is not well known to you, this two-LPs set is the best place to start with.

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Orchestra: Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux, London Symphony Orchestra, New Philarmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Marcel Coraud, Charles Mackerras, Antoine Duhamel, Raymond Leppard
Vinyl (1969)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 2.1 GB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Erato) Jean-Philippe Rameau – Les Boréades (Gardiner)

front-small-boxsetWonderful ! Many thanks Jean-Luc for this beauty
Even for a baroque opera, Les Boreades had a bleak history. It was Rameau’s last opera, composed when he was in his eighties, and when he died before the scheduled premiere, another opera was substituted, and Les Boreades went unheard. It was performed once in concert in 1770 in Lille, and then not again until 1963. John Eliot Gardiner brought it to new life in 1974, leading to this recording.

Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer: Jennifer Smith, Anne-Marie Rodde, Philip Langridge, John Aler, Jean-Philippe Lafont
Orchestra: The English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Vinyl (1984)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Erato
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 3.49 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (HM) Jean-Philippe Rameau – Anacréon

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I am a fan of baroque music, but must admit that the big French operas can’t hold my interest all the way through. What we have here is a small comedie-ballet by Rameau which is essentially a small one act opera on the subject of Anacreon. There are moments of rustic pleasantness, an apparent tempest complete with lightning, and Bacchanalian revels. Rameau was a master of orchestral colour, and provides a huge range of emotion over the five scenes of this work.

# Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
# Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants
# Conductor: William Christie
# Vinyl (1982)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Harmonia Mundi
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN CD: B
000027NZ8
# Size: 1.78 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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CD 16/44.1 (EMI) Rameau-Couperin – Baroque (Ballet & Orchestral Music)

 coverThis time a seldom CD-Rip from me – many thanks to Matthaus for the CD

Re-up: Artwork just added

# Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin
# Performers: Ambrosian Singers, Ursula Connors

# Orchestra: Antiqua Musica Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra
# Conductor: Raymond Leppard, Jacques Roussel

# CD (1996)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: EMI
# ASIN CD: B000002S6Q
# Size: 339 MB (+14 MB Artwork)
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF

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