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Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 2: Jean Rondeau

Live at the BBC Proms: harpsichordist Jean Rondeau plays works of the French Baroque by Rameau, Couperin and Royer as well as the world premiere of a BBC commission by Eve Risser.

Live at BBC Proms: harpsichordist Jean Rondeau plays works of the French Baroque by Rameau, Couperin and Royer, as well as the world premiere of a BBC commission by Eve Risser

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at Cadogan Hall, London

Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Prelude in A minor; Book 3: Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gavotte avec les Doubles de la Gavotte

François Couperin
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Sarabande 'La lugubre'; Chaconne 'La Favorite'

Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: La sensible; La marche des Scythes

Eve Risser
Furakèla
BBC commission: world premiere

Jean Rondeau (harpsichord)

Young French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau is a passionate and quirky champion of his instrument, with a maverick energy that brings a contemporary freshness to his period performances.

Here, in an all-French programme, he pairs music by giants of the French Baroque - François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer - with a world premiere by genre-crossing French composer Eve Risser, whose music draws on jazz and and improvisation to create its edgy sound-world.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – Prelude in A minor

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pièces de clavecin, Book 3

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • François Couperin

    Piéces de clavecin, Book 1 – Sarabande 'La lugubre'

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • François Couperin

    Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – Chaconne 'La Favorite

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer

    Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – La sensible

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer

    Pièces de clavecin, Book 1 – La marche des Scythes

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
  • Eve Risser

    Furakèla

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.

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