Rondeau, Jean

Dynastie: Bach Concertos

CD
24 Feb 2017

Barcode: 0190295888466

Other participants: Sophie Gent · Louis Creac'h · Fanny Paccoud · Antoine Touche · Thomas de Pierrefeu · Evolène Kiener

“…Rondeau is one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage these days. Affectation and ostentation are not part of his makeup and, once seated at the instrument, he and the harpsichord become one.” – The Washington Post

Jean Rondeau, the imaginative young French harpsichordist, describes the Bach family as “one of the great dynasties of western music”. Having devoted his first Erato disc, Imagine, to works by the towering Johann Sebastian, he now returns to Bach’s world for his third release, Dynastie, which complements concertos by Johann Sebastian with concertos by his three most famous sons, Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Johann Christian.

Rondeau has described JS Bach, who has been part of his life since his childhood, as “daunting like a mighty mountain”, but at the same time feels that “his music is so full of humility, so generous, that we have the right and the duty to play it, to share it, and to take the hand that he extends to us.”


Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro  - Jean Rondeau 
02 Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: II. Adagio  - Jean Rondeau 
03 Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 1052: III. Allegro  - Jean Rondeau 
04 Bach, JC: Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Minor, W. C73 (formerly attrib. W. F. Bach): I. Allegro di molto  - Jean Rondeau 
05 Bach, JC: Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Minor, W. C73 (formerly attrib. W. F. Bach): II. Andante  - Jean Rondeau 
06 Bach, JC: Harpsichord Concerto No. 6 in F Minor, W. C73 (formerly attrib. W. F. Bach): III. Prestissimo  - Jean Rondeau 
07 Bach, WF / Orch Rondeau: Keyboard Sonata in G Major, F. 7: II. Lamento  - Jean Rondeau 
08 Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: I. Allegro  - Jean Rondeau 
09 Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo  - Jean Rondeau 
10 Bach, JS: Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056: III. Presto  - Jean Rondeau 
11 Bach, CPE: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, H. 427: I. Allegro  - Jean Rondeau 
12 Bach, CPE: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, H. 427: II. Poco andante  - Jean Rondeau 
13 Bach, CPE: Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, H. 427: III. Allegro assai  - Jean Rondeau 


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