Cembalo Star Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau, cembalo


Johann Christoph Bach (1642 – 1703): Lamento «Ach, dass ich Wassers g’nug hätte» (version by Jean Rondeau)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750):

Fantasia a-minor BWV 922

Chaconne from Partita violin solo No. 2 d-minor BWV 1004 (adapted by Johannes Brahms)

Adagio from the sonata for violin solo No. 3 c-major von Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Prelude und Fugue g-minor BWV 902

Fantasia in c-minor BWV 906

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784)

Fantasia in c-minor

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)

Adagio f sharp-minor from sonata No. 6 a major

Moderato and Allegro b-minor from sonata No. 6

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784)

Lamento e-minor from sonata No. 1 g-major



Bach, his sons and Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau is a new star at the cembalo sky. He plays a programme that showcases the musical world between a father Johann Sebastian Bach and his equally gifted sons Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. In this concert the full scope of Jean Rondeau‘s musical ability and expression comes to play.

Bach and sons

Wilhelm Friedemann was the oldest of the Bach siblings. As a youngster he is usually at the side of his father and  accompanies him to the famous Café Zimmermann, where the old Bach recovers from his liturgical duties. Even as he does not push his music as far as his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel in the name of “Sturm and Drang” he is still a child of his time, the enlightenment. If Wilhelm Friedemann was the most talented of the sons, Carl Philipp Emanuel was undoubtedly the most famous. Also known as the Berlin Bach he never neglects his convictions that lie close to his heart. Inspired by the huge aesthetic storm in the context of the enlightenment, he completely revises the technique of playing the piano. In this process he creates pieces of an incredible complexity and writes a pedagogical book that is still referenced today.

The Bueckeberg Bach

Johann Christoph Friedrich was born in the same year as Joseph Haydn. After his music education, under the guidance of his father, he starts work for Earl Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst zu Schaumburg- Lippein Bueckeburg, staying there until his death. With his symphonies he is in fierce competition with his famous contemporaries.

At only 21 years old Jean Rondeau won the first prize at the Concours International de Clavecin de Bruges. Since then Jean Rondeau plays with orchestras around Europe, and has toured in the US and Canada. Jean Rondeau does not limit himself to the music of the 18thcentury but presents his own compositions and modern (jazz) music together with his Ensemble “Note Forge”.

2 comments on “Jean Rondeau plays Bach (and sons)

O som do clavo, é arrebatador principalmente para ouvir composições de Bach. Não conhecia o musicista Jean Rondeau, achei excelente.

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