Thursday, 14 August 2014

Rameau Les Boréades broadcast

WONDERFUL Rameau Les Boréades streaming from France Musique. Marc Minkowski from the Aix Festival, recorded live in July.  Nothing timid about the Baroque.  Far from being precious, early music bursts with energy and vigour. Les Boréades is "new music" in the sense that it wasn't heard at all until 40 years ago. There's no "performance tradition"  to stifle enjoyment. Minkowski knows the music, its period and its audacious exuberance. That is the background that really counts.

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