Jean-Philippe Rameau: Opera Suite
Arranged for 4 Violins
A collection of dances and airs from various operas by Jean-Philippe Rameau. The highly colorful orchestration typical of Rameau’s Opera has been arranged here for four violins, creating a new, exciting sound.
The music is on an intermediate technical level and presents a challenge for ensembles.
Arranged by "Les Quatre Violons" (Hiro Kurosaki, Simon Heyerick, Mihoko Kimura, Isabel Serrano), based on the arrangements for two violins by L´abbé le fils (1761).
Ouverture (from Pygmalion)
Pantomime niaise et un peu lente (from Pygmalion)
Menuet (from Platée)
Air des Sauvages (from Les Indes galantes)
Gigue (from Zaïs)
Chaconne (from J.-B. Forqueray: Pièce de viole)
CD recording: "transcriptions Mozart Rameau" Les Quatre Violons, 1999 ERATO 3984.27318.2