Elaine Comparone, harpsichord. Members of the Queen's Chamber Band.
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Jean-Phillippe Rameau's delightfully complex and demanding Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts of 1741 for harpsichord, violin (or flute), and viola da gamba (or second violin) are masterfully interpreted by dynamic American harpsichordist Elaine Comparone, along with members of the Queen's Chamber Band. Produced by baroque specialist John Ostendorf, the recording benefits from the impeccable acoustics of New York City's Town Hall and represents this dazzling composer at his zenith.
"A rare winner. You will not hear Rameau played better. This disc is a touchstone. It has set such an incredibly high standard that I cannot see how it will ever be equaled let alone excelled.... [A] definitive example of how early music should be played."—Music Web International