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Jean-Philippe Rameau • Pièces de Clavecin • Arthur Haas

The Latest release in the Plectra Music's series Le Clavecin Français

The Keyboard works of Jean-Philippe Rameau recorded by Arthur Haas on the 1627 Ioannes Ruckers and 1707 Nicolas Dumont harpsichords from the Flint Collection. Includes: Premier Livre de Pièces de Clavecin (1706), Pièces de Clavessin (1724), Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin (1728), Menuet en Rondeau (1724), Les petits Marteaux de M. Rameau & La Dauphine (1747). 

Artist Spotlight - Arthur Haas

Arthur Haas, harpsichordist, is widely known as a a performer and teacher of Baroque music. He holds a master’s degree in musicology from UCLA, where he studied harpsichord with Bess Karp. He also studied with Albert Fuller at The Juilliard School and with Alan Curtis in Berkeley and Amsterdam. Mr. Haas is Professor of Harpsichord and Early Music at Stony Brook University, where he directs the award winning Stony Brook Baroque Players. Since Fall 2012, he has been teaching harpsichord at the Yale School of Music. He is also on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music and The Juilliard School.

Mr. Haas was awarded the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord Competition in 1975. While living in France, he performed in many European early music festivals and taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Angoulême. In Paris, he joined the Five Centuries Ensemble, known for performing and recording early and contemporary music. In 1985, his formal American debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall was highly praised by the New York Times.

He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, whose recordings of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Rameau have received critical acclaim. He is also a member of Empire Viols and Aula Harmoniæ. Mr. Haas has recorded the Bach Goldberg Variation Canons with Alan Curtis and suites for two harpsichords by Gaspard LeRoux with William Christie. His solo CD’s of Pièces de Clavecin by Jean-Henry D’Anglebert; Suites de clavecin of Forqueray; Henry Purcell and his contemporaries; and music by Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and François Couperin have been widely praised.

Mr. Haas has performed with such distinguished musicians as Marion Verbruggen, Jaap ter Linden, Julianne Baird, Laurence Dreyfus, Bruce Haynes, Wieland Kuijken and Dawn Upshaw. Annual summer workshops and festivals take him to the International Baroque Institute at Longy and the Amherst Early Music Festival, where he directed the Baroque Academy from 2002-2011.

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