Accademia Arcadia – Rameau Concertos

Accademia Arcadia

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Accademia Arcadia


Rameau to captivate and transcend.

About the artists

Baroque ensemble Accademia Arcadia directed by Jacqueline Ogeil (harpsichord) with Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Elizabeth Welsh (violin), perform Rameau’s virtuoso keyboard concertos. Accademia Arcadia explores Baroque and early-classical chamber music, traversing trio-sonata, cantata, early opera and grand liturgical genres.

About the concert

In 1741 Rameau published five chamber works for harpsichord, violin and viola da gamba. To each work he gave the title ‘concert’, the French equivalent of the Italian ‘concerto’. Enchanting the ear with endless variety and novelty, the works are harpsichord concertos whose orchestral component has been reduced to an absolute minimum of one treble instrument and one bass instrument.

A celebration of people, characters, places and popular dance, their performance featuring a mid-18th-century French harpsichord made by William Dowd of Boston in 1976 will captivate and transcend.

Praise for Accademia Arcadia

‘Beautiful sensitivity to style and impeccable intonation…This is Baroque playing of the highest order.’ Sydney Morning Herald

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Elizabeth Welsh violin
Laura Vaughan viola da gamba
Jacqueline Ogeil harpsichord


Jean-Philippe Rameau
Pièces de clavecin en concerts


This production is part of the following series: