February 27, 2017

Jean Rondeau's new album 'Dynastie' named Gramophone Editor's Choice

Watch the 'behind the scenes' video from the recording session of these harpsichord concertos by Bach&Sons.

Gramophone has selected French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau's new album Dynastie as Editor's Choice in its Best New Classical Albums of the month. The critic declares the recital of harpsichord concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach and sons "charming and human...a recording to savour". Rondeau's playing imparts "a sense of absolute connection and improvisatory ease with his harpsichord akin to that of a jazz pianist".

Gramophone points out that "a highlight is Rondeau’s own orchestration of the ‘Lamento’ from WF Bach’s Sonata in G major. Sublimely written and glowingly performed.

"JS Bach’s BWV1056 in F minor has thoughtfulness, fun and flourish, followed by a reading of CPE Bach’s Wq23 Concerto in D minor which captures this stylistic wild child’s maverick choppiness with clipped, buoyant elegance."

Jean Rondeau's new album Dynastie, featuring concertos by J.S., J.C., W.F. and C.P.E. Bach, is out now. Read the complete Gramophone review here.