The Classical mixtape #007

Notes about update #007 of The Classical mixtape.

Talking about Jean-Philippe Rameau. The true classical recording of his piano music is probably the one that Marcelle Meyer did in 1953 and 1946. She worked with Lex Six and they had her as their favourite pianist. She also made a number of recordings and the one with music by Jean-Philippe Rameau is legendary. I usually find it difficult to appreciate really old albums but this is really good.

You don’t hear the the symphonies of Villa-Lobos that often. Naxos is currently making a series of albums with them. The eleventh, for instance, is really good.

Lastly I must mention Valery Gargiev’s recording of the sixth symphony by Tchaikovsky. Such power.

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The Early mixtape #001

Notes about update #001 of The Early mixtape.

I really like the keyboard music of Jean-Philippe Rameau. For me he is one of the most important composers for the keyboard during the baroque era and on par with both  François Couperin and Domenico Scarlatti. He wrote three collections of keyboard music where Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin is the last one.

Another very good collection of chamber music by Rameau is the Pièces de clavecin en concerts for harpsichord, violin and viol.

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