Raphaël Feuillâtre: Visages Baroques

April 4, 2023, 9:00 am

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“My first album for Deutsche Grammophon stems from a desire to share my love for Baroque music,” says rising-star French guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre. Visages Baroques presents music by J.S. Bach and his French contemporaries Forqueray, Rameau, Royer, and Duphly. The carefully curated program translates works mostly conceived for solo harpsichord into the colorful sound world of the guitar. “The title Visages Baroques (“Baroque Faces”) refers to the new aspect given to each work by its arrangement and to the different facets of the guitar highlighted by the diverse selection of music,” explains Feuillâtre, who also notes the valuable additions to the guitar repertoire represented by these transcriptions, several of them unpublished.