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LULLY, J.: Armide (Opera Lafayette, 2007)


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A Pilgrim’s Progress – Jeremy Siepmann talks to the conductor Ryan Brown

LULLY, J.: Armide (Opera Lafayette, 2007)

Armide represents the culmination of the long and fruitful career of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the most powerful musician at the court of Louis XIV and the first important composer of French opera. Though not his final composition, Armide was his last complete tragédie en musique and the last work he wrote in collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault. It was an instant and enduring success: a crowd-pleaser at its initial production and a perennial favourite of audiences and critics in the 18th century.

Disc 1

Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Quinault, Philippe, lyricist(s)

1.   Overture 00:02:18
2.   Act I Scene 1: Dans un jour de triomphe (Phenice, Sidonie, Armide) 00:05:53
3.   Act I Scene 1: Un songe affreux (Armide, Sidonie) 00:02:13
4.   Act I Scene 2: Armide, que le sang qui m'unit avec vous (Hidraot, Armide) 00:04:40
5.   Act I Scene 3: Armide est encor plus aimable (Hidraot, Chorus) 00:03:32
6.   Act I Scene 3: Suivons Armide, et chantons sa Victoire (Phenice, Chorus, Sidonie) 00:05:49
7.   Act I Scene 4: O Ciel! O disgrace cruelle! (Aronte, Armide, Hidraot, Chorus) 00:01:52
8.   Act I: Entr'acte 00:00:41
9.   Act II Scene 1: Invincible Heros, c'est par votre courage (Artemidore, Renaud) 00:04:14
10.   Act II Scene 2: Arretons - nous ici, c'est dans ce lieu fatal (Hidraot, Armide) 00:03:59
11.   Act II Scene 3: Plus j'observe ces lieux, et plus je les admire (Renaud) 00:06:03
12.   Act II Scene 4: Au temps heureux ou l'on scait plaire (Une Naiade, Chorus, Une Bergere heroique) 00:07:48
13.   Act II Scene 5: Enfin il est en ma puissance (Armide) 00:04:40
14.   Act II: Entr'acte (Marche) 00:01:50

Disc 2

Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Quinault, Philippe, lyricist(s)

1.   Act III Scene 1: Ah! Si la liberte me doit etre ravie (Armide) 00:02:22
2.   Act III Scene 2: Que ne peut point votre art (Phenice, Sidonie, Armide) 00:08:44
3.   Act III Scene 3: Venez, Haine implacable (Armide) 00:01:09
4.   Act III Scene 4: Je reponds a tes voeux (La Haine, Chorus, Armide) 00:08:00
5.   Act III: Entr'acte (Air) 00:00:37
6.   Act IV Scene 1: Nous ne trouvons par tout que des Gouffres ouverts (Le Chevalier danois, Ubalde) 00:05:33
7.   Act IV Scene 2: Voici la charmante Retraite (Lucinde, Chorus, Ubalde, Le Chevalier danois) 00:07:49
8.   Act IV Scene 3: Je tourne en vain (Le Chevalier danois, Ubalde) 00:01:37
9.   Act IV: Entr'acte (Air) 00:00:29
10.   Act V Scene 1: Armide, vous m'allez quitter (Renaud, Armide) 00:07:17
11.   Act V Scene 2: Les Plaisirs ont choisi pour asile (Un Amant fortune, Chorus, Renaud) 00:09:28
12.   Act V Scene 3: Il est seul (Ubalde, Renaud, Le Chevalier danois) 00:02:33
13.   Act V Scene 4: Renaud Ciel! O mortelle peine! (Armide, Renaud, Le Chevalier danois, Ubalde) 00:05:51
14.   Act V Scene 5: Le perfide Renaud me fuit (Armide) 00:04:44

Total Playing Time: 02:01:45

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Quinault, Philippe

Brown, Ryan

Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Opera Lafayette Chorus

Boutte, Tony; Dubrow, Miriam; Getchell, Robert; Houtzeel, Stephanie; Loup, Francois; McCredie, Tara; McCulloch, Adria; Monoyios, Ann; Perry, Darren; Sharp, William

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.660209-10

Barcode: 0730099020978

Physical Release: 10/2008

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