I cannot say I'm a serious student of Rameau, or anyone else, but I've listened to this programme twice now and there's always something to learn on FOR3. In this case, the existence of Marcelle Meyer and that Cherkassky clip.
I was gifted a copy of Celine Frisch's single CD of Pieces de Calvecin and bought Angela Hewitt's Hyperion recording of Rameau keyboard suites for a elderly piano loving relative. It was returned to me on their passing.
Flicking between these two I tend toward the Leonhardt view that no matter how good the pianist you need to listen to the “real thing”.
Sophie Yates was heard playing the Gavotte with 6 Doubles on the show and I sought out some alternatives on youtube from Pinnock, Christie, Rousset and Rannou. I enjoyed Pinnock and Rannou most.
I thought Trevor Pinnock might have been in programme mix, and I have a couple of questions for those who know about these things.
I had DG Pinnock CD on loan once ( DG 474182-2 I think), which sadly is no longer on sale, but the CRD recording is ( CRD 35112 ). Are these completely different studio sessions? Is Pinnock playing a D.Way Stonington CT Hemsch type harpsichord on both?