JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Complete Keyboard Music, Vol. 1 - Suites No. 1 in A Minor and No. 2 in E Minor, Pièces de clavecin en concerts - Nos. 1-3, Air des Paladins (transcr. Claude-Bénigne Balbastre [1727-1799]).
Catalogue Number: 08J028
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0050
Description: Angela Hewitt's set of discs for Hyperion of Couperin on the modern grand, and Tzimon Barto's single disc of Rameau for Ondine, may be the beginning of the return of French claveciniste music being performed on the piano. This first of three volumes will present all of Rameau's keyboard works, including his own transcriptions of dance music from Les Indes galantes and each will include a transcription by one of his contemporaries. Nine pages of notes by Rameau scholar Graham Sadler are accompanied by three pages from Gutman on playing Rameau on the modern piano. Stephen Gutman (piano).