A Basket of Wild Strawberries
A Selection of Keyboard Jewels by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Tzimon Barto, piano




Booklet including an interview with the artist in English, French and German


January 2006

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1067-2


Track listing

CD 75:57
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Premier Livre (First Book) (1706)
1 Prélude 4:15
2 Allemande 4:33
3 Sarabandes I & II 5:14
4 Gavotte 2:12
Pièces de clavecin (Harpsichord Pieces) (1724), Suite in E
5 Gigue en rondeau I 2:28
6 Gigue en rondeau II 1:54
7 Le Rappel des oiseaux 1:23
8 Rigaudons I & II & Double du II 1:15
9 Musette en rondeau 3:21
10 Tambourin 1:30
11 La Villageoise 3:29
Pièces de clavecin (Harpsichord Pieces) (1724), Suite in D
12 Les Tendres Plaintes 4:07
13 Les Niais de Sologne & Deux Doubles 4:48
14 Les Soupirs 7:15
15 La Joyeuse 0:59
Nouvelles Suites (New Suites) (ca. 1728), Suite in A
16 Allemande 8:13
17 Les Trois Mains 2:57
18 Sarabande 2:48
19 Fanfarinette 2:57
20 La Triomphante 1:36
21 Gavotte & Six Doubles 8:29

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Press review

There's a refreshing, subversive effect in offering these pieces to the listener in a manner other than the mechanical, uniformly detached mode of playing that we too often must suffer when pianists play music written before Mozart.
Haskins, American Record Guide, September / October 2006

Classical Cult potential. Since the days of Glenn Gould there has probably been no piano recording so highly charged with individualism, so radically performed, and so consistently conceived.
Fono Forum, May 17, 2006, Stern des Monats

Another stunning album of pianistic Baroquerie, played by Barto with the freedom of a jazz player and the tonal palette of a born Debussian. More please!
Julian Haylock, Classic FM Magazine, May 2006, *****

By the end of 2006, this CD will have become one of the most beautiful releases of the year.
Klemens Hippel, Crescendo, April/Mai 2006, Crescendo Tipp.

One has to admit that Tzimon Barto not only is a fantastic pianist, but also has a highly ingenious mind. (...) certainly an uncommon approach to Rameau, but totally convincing.
Oswald Beaujean, Bayern 4 Klassik, April 5, 2006

I do not hesitate to acclaim this highly individual and fascinating interpretation of Rameau jewels (...) as one of the most beautiful and moving piano releases of the past years.
Peter Cossé,, February 2006, 10 • 10 • 10

Takes listeners to a marble zen garden in the morning.
Tobias Fischer,, February 2006