Les Buffardins is a group of friends who spent formative years with the pioneers of early music in the Low Countries: the Kuijken brothers, Anner Bijlsma, Gustav Leonhardt a.o. The ensemble was already hosted by AMUZ in 2011. Now they offer a new programme with focus on the French baroque giant Jean-Philippe Rameau.
The Pièces de clavecin en concerts, published in 1741, are Rameau’s only chamber music. These works appeared after his repertoire for harpsichord solo and immediately before Les Indes Galantes. Artistic manager Frank Theuns, well-known as a soloist with Anima Eterna, also selected for this concert music by Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean-Baptiste Forqueray and Pierre Gabriel Buffardin. From the latter the ensemble borrowed its name.