Podcast: Rameau meets the accordion.

March 29, 2024

RAMEAU, J.-P.: Pièces de clavecin (arr. for accordion)

In January 2024, Finnish accordionist/conductor Janne Valkeajoki released a captivating album of music by French Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau, which Valkeajoki himself arranged for his instrument. Raymond Bisha’s conversation with the performer delves into the various musical transformations and performance mechanics that were involved in the masterly transfer from harpsichord strings to accordion reeds.