Rameau on the piano? Until very recently pianists no longer dared play the French harpsichord repertoire: the pertinence of the ''authentic'' performances on period instruments by new artists had established their claims - and we had decided once and for all that this music was unsuited to today's pianos… Hence Alexandre Tharaud's approach is both brave and original:
this young man is equally indebted to the legendary recordings of Marcelle Meyer and to current interpretations on the harpsichord. Hard work, humility, the urge to carve out all the poetic contours of this marvellous music: Tharaud has taken the time to assimilate the tremendous contribution of the ''Baroque movement'', yet without repudiating his origins nor his own style of playing. A real discovery!