Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Rameau minus one elitist convention


Fellow blogger Jessica Duchen offers admirable advocacy of the Rameau anniversary. However my antipathy towards composer anniversaries means I have little enthusiasm for the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death, despite a profound admiration for his music. But, in view of the general acceptance that formal dress is one of classical music's elitist conventions, I do have one wish for the Rameau anniversary: that Warner reissues Scott Ross' masterly 1975 recording of the complete harpsichord music using the original artwork seen above.

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