Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)

Rameau’s overtures

Christophe Rousset
Les Talens Lyriques
Rameau’s overtures Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)

“The diversity of Rameau’s overtures and their exceptional musical quality have long been acknowledged. In the view of Denis Diderot, writer and polymath, the composer had produced “as many different types of overture as he has operas; and each one is considered a masterpiece”. Rameau is, indeed, one of the few composers of his day whose essays in this genre could fill a whole CD without the least risk of tedium. (…)”

Graham Sadler

© 1997 The Decca Record Company Limited, London

Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre

1 CD Decca / LC0254

Recorded in October 1996 at the église luthérienne de Bon Secours, Paris
Released in 1997