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
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Prelude in A minor; Book 3: Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gavotte avec les Doubles de la Gavotte
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: Sarabande 'La lugubre'; Chaconne 'La Favorite'
Pièces de clavecin, Book 1: La sensible; La marche des Scythes
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.