New Release December 2010
Jean-Philippe Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concerts

In 1741, the Pièces de clavecin en concerts represented the height of the avant-garde. Restoration’s 2010 recording presents a new interpretation – new not just in the rarely-heard version for harpsichord and two violins, but with approaches to sound balance, tempi and rhythm that recreate the original impact of these familiar masterworks.

For more information on the music and this recording, with full track listings, go to RECORDINGS, then to the RAMEAU page.

Critical acclaim for Rameau CD:

‘Apart from the superbly assured playing, it is the scrupulous regard to balance that reveals the music as Rameau intended… This is an absolute winner’. (John Button, Dominion Post)

‘[The CD] is beautifully presented, and with these three very intelligent musicians, there is a real synchronicity in their playing and interpretative skills, as well as first-class panache and stylistic maturity across all of the music.

This wonderful recordingis a real find, and I commend it to you without question’.  (Nicholas Grigsby, Radio NZ Concert The Critic’s Chair)

‘Fine and dedicated artistry’ (Geoff Adams, Otago Daily Times)

NZ$27.60 + p&p
To order this CD, email or go to the on-line ORDER FORM.

RESTORATION is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and accomplished baroque ensembles. This CD was recorded in Futuna Chapel, Wellington, regarded as New Zealand’s finest example of indigenous modernist architecture.

‘The sound of the venue… is one of the real jewels of the CD: the chapel of Futuna, in the Wellington suburb of Karori, adds to the delicious sounds achieved by Restoration on this recording.  It has a warm acoustic, but not overly so that it distorts the individual beauty of the 3 lines of music‘. (Nicholas Grigsby, Radio NZ Concert The Critic’s Chair)

‘The recording, made in the grateful acoustics of Karori’s Futuna Chapel by Bronwyn Officer, is wonderfully just’. (John Button, Dominion Post)

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