Couperin and Rameau - contemporaries with divergent trajectories, incarnation of the French musical taste and its picturesque elegance - meet the modern piano.
The elder, Couperin, is already an organist at the Chapelle Royale at just 25 years old. As for Rameau, he only becomes the official musician of the court at 60 years old. The first concentrates his efforts on the harpsichord and the edition of his works. The second prides itself on theory and looks towards opera.
Clément Lefebvre, winner of the first prize and the Audience Award at the 2016 James Mottram International Piano Competition in Manchester, presents in this first solo recording an original choice of pieces newly lit by the timbre of the piano.
An expressive journey that occupies the space of a day - from the point of the day (Le Point du jour) to the Dodo (ou L’Amour au berceau) - strewn with evocations of nature (Les Rozeaux).
Clément Lefebvre’s clear expression and the freshness of his playing restore all the beauty and majestic simplicity of these miniatures.