A surprisingly unpersuasive performance that muddies music meant to be sparkling. Rousset's tempi are faster than his technical proficiency permits, so both the details and the overall structure of these suites get lost. Oddly, the playing is unidiomatic: these pieces are the pure distillate of French 18th-century gallantry, but from this performance, you couldn't tell what country produced them. Worse, the rushed tempi make all the pieces sound alike. To my mind, the best performance of these suites currently available is Baumont's, which is a bit dull, however. Perhaps distance blurs my memory, but I used to think Sylvia Marlowe's vinyl recording caught the courtly flourishes best.