Rameau: Pièces de clavecin

Jean-Philippe Rameau’s modest output of works for keyboard (around 50 in total) are a crowning influence in French eighteenth-century instrumental music—summed up by one commentator as being 'a paradigm of his mastery, for surveying it is to review many facets of his greatness'.

Famed for his additional contributions to French opera and for his advances in musical theory of the day, his keyboard works are beguiling in their mix of subtle beauty and virtuosity. The characterful works invoke both pictorial and poetic themes—a style that performer Jill Crossland describes as an 'ability to characterise, to construct a miniature world in a few instants'.

SIGCD278  70 minutes 56 seconds
'Jill Crossland's intelligent, stylish, tasteful, tonally resourceful and beautifully recorded Rameau interpretations take their place alongside these luminaries … Crossland's elegance and subtle ...
BBC Music Magazine