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Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

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Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)

Jean Rondeau - Melancholy Grace (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 455 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 Mb | 01:18:44
Classical | Label: Erato Records, Warner Classics

Melancholy Grace is a poetic collection of keyboard music from the 16th and 17th centuries by composers from Italy, the Netherlands, England and Germany, including Frescobaldi, Luigi Rossi, Picchi, Luzzaschi, Sweelinck, Dowland, Bull and Gibbons. The French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau has conceived the album as a sombre, but eloquent dialogue between two contrasting voices: melancholy conveyed through chromaticism and melancholy conveyed through the musical expression of tears and weeping. Each voice finds expression through a different instrument: a 16th century Italian virginal (a compact harpsichord) for the ‘tears’ and a modern replica of an 18th century harpsichord for the ‘chromatic’ pieces.

Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)

Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 509 Mb | Total time: 81:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029563368 | Recorded: 2018

For his third Erato album of harpsichord music, Jean Rondeau turns to Domenico Scarlatti and some 20 of the often-dazzling sonatas that the Neapolitan composer wrote during his years at the royal court in Madrid. Imbued with the spirit of the dance, they are works that Rondeau uses “to tell a story for the people who will listen to an album from beginning to end …

Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau - Barricades: Couperin, de Visée, Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Rameau, Forqueray (2020)

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Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau - Barricades: Couperin, de Visée, Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Rameau, Forqueray (2020)

Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau - Barricades: Couperin, de Visée, Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Rameau, Forqueray (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 70:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029526995 | Recorded: 2019

Both of us have grown up with this music from the cradle of our earliest infancy; […] It is music that allowed us to become what we are, while at the same time encouraging us to question things constantly. […] Now, playing the music – because, as we all know, we play rather than make music – has become a part that each of us plays, played here as a double act. Each one for himself, with his instrument as a crucible, and at the same time each of us for the other, since after all we are engaged in a performance.

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

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Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)

Jean Rondeau - Dynastie: Bach Family Concertos (2017)
Johann Sebastian - Carl Philipp Emanuel - Wilhelm Friedemann - Johann Christian

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:16:18
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 0190295888466

With his 2017 release on Erato, Jean Rondeau illustrates the beginnings of the harpsichord concerto, which can be traced from the Baroque masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach through the early Classical period, represented here by works of his sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Johann Christian Bach. While this celebrated musical dynasty contributed to many forms in the 18th century, the keyboard concerto was given a special, innovative treatment by the Bachs, who effectively put the genre on the map.