I am excited to make a CD of all my favorite harpsichord pieces by Jean-Phillip Rameau. The contents will be:
From the Nouvelle Suites (1728)
Gavotte et Doubles
From the Pieces de Clavecin
Les Tendre Plaintes
Les Niais de Sologne
Les Trios Mains
I am looking forward to knowing more about this composer who was the first person to describe the kind of tonal harmony we still use today. I have a wealth of material to learn from. Very few composers have written as much about music as Rameau. Also he was famous in his day, so many well-known people like Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote about him. Diderot even wrote a novel about him: Le Neveu de Rameau.
The Well-Tempered Clavier CD that I made generated a CD with a booklet, which was too small for all I had to say. The Goldberg Project generated two books and a CD, and I found out why I love music so much. I cannot wait to see where this inclination of mine to play Rameau takes me.
I calculate that the Rameau Project will require $4,800, because that is what The Goldberg Project ended up costing. For The Goldberg Project I made about $3000 through donations and my performances. My brother Guido Gaeffke https://www.linkedin.com/in/guidogaeffke invested this money and it earned on average 5.7% per year in a stock market most people avoided. Therefore, I plan to invest everything with him that I earn for The Rameau Project.