Christophe Rousset Bach

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:04:20 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté-Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset is one of the finest and most exciting harpsichordists, and as a conductor is a leader in the late 20th century revival of French Baroque music. After studying piano as a boy, he became deeply interested in the harpsichord at the age of 13. He studied with Huguette Dreyfus at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and, from 1980 to 1983, with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. He won a special certificate of distinction at the Schola Cantorum and, in 1983, the first prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. He began a professional career, in which he rose quickly in the ranks of the world's harpsichordists. He soon appeared at some of the most prestigious early music festivals, including those of Aix-en-Provence, Saintes, Veaune, Utrecht, La Roque d'Anthéron, and Les Printemps des Arts de Nantes.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 794 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 52 | Time: 150:29 min

A masterpiece born of the collaboration of composer Lully and his librettist Quinault, the “tragédie en musique” called Alceste caused a scandal when it was created in 1674. The tragic register was reserved for the theater, while the music was content with the comic vein. But thanks to the combined talents of Lully and Quinault, the stage of the Royal Academy of Music saw the development of the new tragic and lyrical genre.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 150:29 minutes | 2.77 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A masterpiece born of the collaboration of composer Lully and his librettist Quinault, the “tragédie en musique” called Alceste caused a scandal when it was created in 1674. The tragic register was reserved for the theater, while the music was content with the comic vein. But thanks to the combined talents of Lully and Quinault, the stage of the Royal Academy of Music saw the development of the new tragic and lyrical genre.
Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I (2017)

Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:13 min | 502 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Christophe Rousset plays the harpsichord pieces by the French composer Balbastre (pronounced Balbatre) as a documented interpreter. Little known by the public at large, the musician of the eighteenth century helped to perfect the forte-piano and to publicize this new instrument. Influenced by composers such as Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, masters of the vocal repertoire, he seduces by a virtuoso writing, full of effects. A sonata with violin accompaniment ends this program with a delicate touch.
Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:13 minutes | 1.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Christophe Rousset plays the harpsichord pieces by the French composer Balbastre (pronounced Balbatre) as a documented interpreter. Little known by the public at large, the musician of the eighteenth century helped to perfect the forte-piano and to publicize this new instrument. Influenced by composers such as Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, masters of the vocal repertoire, he seduces by a virtuoso writing, full of effects. A sonata with violin accompaniment ends this program with a delicate touch.
Christophe Rousset - Pancrace Royer: Pieces de clavecin, 1746 (2008)

Christophe Rousset - Pancrace Royer: Pieces de clavecin, 1746 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:54 | 398 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ambroisie | Catalog: 151

It is now some 12 years since William Christie made an excellent disc of Pancrace Royer's only published collection of harpsichord pieces (1746); and it was reissued recently on CD. Royer was a more prominent figure in French musical life than the comparative unfamiliarity of his name nowadays would suggest. He was an imaginative director of the Concert Spirituel, leader for several years of the Opéra orchestra, and a successful composer for the stage, as well. His ballet-héroIque, Zalde (1739) was especially popular and was still being performed in the 1760s. La Chasse do Zaide is the composer's own harpsichord arrangement of a "symphonie" in the opera and, in this new recital, Christophe Rousset appends it to the pieces of the 1746 publication. That, too, incidently contains a number of transcriptions by the composer of pieces from earlier stage works.
Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de Viole (2016)

Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de Viole (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 1.12 gb | 03:19:13
Classical | Label: Aparté | Release Year: 2016

Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them in concert. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they revere: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces before dying in 1745. Aside from a few handwritten works copied in the collections of other composers, all of Forqueray's music has been lost.
Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset & Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de viole (2016)

Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset & Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de viole (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:19:12 | 456 MB
Label: Aparté

Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them commune on stage. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they worship: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was, with Marin Marais, one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces and died in 1745 in Mantes where he had moved in 1731, after having suffered serious financial setbacks, especially in the course of Law s bankruptcy. Aside from a few handwritten pieces copied in the collections of other composers, Forqueray s pieces have been lost. The release of the 'Pièces de viole', to which the present recording is devoted, is thus the sole important testimony to his oeuvre.

Christophe Rousset - Marchand, Rameau (2012) {Ambronay}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 6, 2015
Christophe Rousset - Marchand, Rameau (2012) {Ambronay}

Christophe Rousset - Marchand, Rameau (2012) {Ambronay}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 424 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Ambronay / Harmonia Mundi | AMY032
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord / Keyboard

This recording by fine French harpsichordist Christophe Rousset exposes some music from beyond the famous names of the French Baroque. The central attraction is a pair of suites and three characteristic pieces by Louis Marchand, an organist at Versailles who is famous in musical history for having supposedly ducked an organ duel with J.S. Bach. His two suites recorded here were composed in 1702 and 1706, and thus are almost contemporary with the early Rameau Suite in A minor (1706), from his first book of keyboard suites. All the suites consist of a rhythmically free, quasi-improvised prelude followed by a series of stylized dances; three short character pieces by Marchand are also included as a sort of entr'acte.

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 30, 2015
Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 730 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 283 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 100 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Aparte / Harmonia Mundi | AP006
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord / Keyboard

The organ music of Louis Couperin, an uncle of François, clearly pointed toward the French High Baroque style and has received a good number of recordings, but his harpsichord music is less fortunate. This is largely because they're imperfectly understood, at both the macro and micro levels. This release by celebrated French keyboardist Christophe Rousset contains half a dozen works designated as suites, but those are entirely his own creation. They exist only in manuscript, grouped mostly by dance rhythm; there are some ground bass pieces and some preludes without bar lines in a separate group.