Dynastie Concertos by JS, WF, CPE and JC Bach
Jean Rondeau (harpsichord); Sophie Gent, Louis Creac'h (violin), Fanny Paccoud (viola), Antoine Touche (cello), Thomas de Pierrefeu (contrabass) & Evolène Kiener (bassoon)
Reviewed March 2017
Jean Rondeau is a firecracker harpsichordist – phrasing, rhythms, ornamentation delivered with panache and intelligence. JS Bach’s D minor Concerto has rarely sounded so urgent, while Rondeau delights in the impishness of JS’s son CPE’s own D minor Concerto. The orchestral playing is vibrant.
Audio clip: Prestissimo from JC Bach Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, W. C73