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Rameau and the Harpsichord

Sophie Yates visits the Russell Collection in Edinburgh to play Rameau's music on three double-manual French harpsichords made in the late 1700s.

Sophie Yates visits The Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments in Edinburgh to play extracts from Rameau's Pièces de clavecin on three extraordinary double-manual French harpsichords made in the late 1700s and fully restored to playing condition. She talks to the museum's curator, Darryl Martin, about the history of the instruments, and to harpsichord maker Andrew Garlick about how they each produce their own unique sound.

1 hour

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Les barricades misterieuses

    Performer: Andrew Garlick.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Poule - from Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de Clavecin

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock.
    • AVIE : AV 2056, track 20.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in A minor: Fanfarinette - from Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de Clavecin

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock.
    • AVIE : AV 2056, track 8.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Triolets from Suite in G major

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Dauphine

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 0708, track 21.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Soupirs from Suite in D major

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in E minor: Les Tourbillons

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 0659, track 27.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Joyeuse from Suite in D major

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Boiteuse from Suite in D major

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    L'Enharmonique from Suite in G major

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Courante from Suite in A minor

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Prelude from Suite in A minor (1706)

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Sarabande from Suite in A minor

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • Location recording at The Russell Collection, Edinburgh.

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