Watch Duo Agua e Vinho Play Rameau’s ‘Les Sauvages’

The works of French Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764; he was a contemporary of Bach) first came into the classical guitar world through transcriptions by Andrés Segovia in the late 1930s, and they have been challenging guitarists ever since. This well-known dance piece comes from Rameau’s 1735 opera-ballet Les indes galantes, and it’s played here by a French guitar duo who go by the name Agua e Vinho (after the popular piece by Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti)—Pierre Millan-Trescases & Régis Daniel, in an arrangement by Daniel. It’s a jaunty and intricate little work!  —Blair Jackson