Rameau: Overtures - Les Fêtes de Polymnie/Zoroastre/Dardanus etc.

Rameau: Overtures - Les Fêtes de Polymnie/Zoroastre/Dardanus etc.

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

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An explosion of interest in early music over the last thirty years has been led by a cadre of extraordinary and tireless musicians, chief among them the French harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset. Following studies in the Netherlands with renowned harpsichordist Bob van Asperen, he established his own period-instrument ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques at the age of 22. A vast array of recordings have followed, encompassing orchestral music from the baroque period and opera from composers as diverse as Handel, Salieri and Gounod. He’s also continued apace recording from the harpsichord repertoire, releasing a widely-acclaimed recital album of music by Frescobaldi in 2019. A good starting point, though, is Rousset’s 1998 collection of overtures by Rameau, a Gramophone award-winning album spotlighting a French baroque master whose star has risen once again with the revival of period-instrument music-making. read more


    Record Label

    Decca (UMO)




    October 1996

    Recording location

    Église Luthérienne de bon Secours, Paris


    Christopher Pope

    Balance Engineer

    Simon Eadon