One of the giants of French baroque music, the enigmatic Jean-Philippe Rameau was a near contemporary of Bach and Handel. While details regarding his early life are sparse, we know that his father was a church organist and the young Rameau's musical education began before he had learned to read or write. This acclaimed 2013 album includes- selections from his romantic opera-ballet 'Les Indes galantes', tragedy 'Castor et Pollux' and 'Naïs', a pastoral héroïque. The recording attracted praise for its choice of repertoire, the technique of its featured singers, and quality of orchestral accompaniment. Alexis Kossenko's Les Ambassadeurs is modelled on the Dresden Hofkapelle of Bach's day, and they deliver a performance the old masters would surely be proud of.