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GRETRY, A.-E.-M.: Magnifique (Le) [Opera] (Gonzalez Toro, Calleo, Krull, Thompson, Sulayman, Williams, Scarlata, Opera Lafayette Orchestra, Brown)


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

GRETRY, A.-E.-M.: Magnifique (Le) [Opera] (Gonzalez Toro, Calleo, Krull, Thompson, Sulayman, Williams, Scarlata, Opera Lafayette Orchestra, Brown)

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry was the greatest French composer of opéra-comique in the eighteenth century. His librettist for Le Magnifique, Jean-Michel Sedaine, took a tale by La Fontaine and fashioned it into a compelling libretto. Grétry responded with an outstanding score, including one of the first programmatic overtures in musical history. His expressive love music, and extended preludes and postludes, add to the theatrical variety of this important and varied opera.

Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste
Sedaine, Michel-Jean, lyricist(s)

  Le magnifique
1.   Ouverture 00:05:45
2.   Act I Scene 1: Marche: Andante 00:01:53
3.   Act I Scene 1: Tempo giusto 00:00:42
4.   Act I Scene 1: Marche 00:00:37
5.   Act I Scene 1: Duo: C'est lui (Alix, Clementine) 00:02:42
6.   Act I Scene 2: Ariette: Pourquoi donc ce Magnifique (Clementine) 00:04:55
7.   Act I Scene 4: Duo: Ma chere enfant (Aldobrandin, Clementine) 00:05:47
8.   Act I Scene 6: Ariette: Ah, c'est un superbe cheval (Fabio) 00:03:55
9.   Act I Scene 7: Trio: Vous m'etonnez, vous badinez (Aldobrandin, Le Magnifique, Fabio) 00:03:42
10.   Act II Scene 3: Ariette: Ah! Si jamais je cours les mers (Laurence) 00:05:02
11.   Act II Scene 6: Duo: Je ne sais pourquoi je pleure (Clementine, Alix) 00:03:55
12.   Act II Scene 10: Ariette: Quelle contrainte! (Clementine) 00:03:37
13.   Act II Scene 11: Trio: Clementine, mettez - vous la (Aldobrandin, Le Magnifique, Fabio) 00:17:22
14.   Act II: Entracte (la fanfare des Courses) 00:01:49
15.   Act III Scene 1: Ariette: Ah! Que je me sens coupable! (Clementine) 00:04:05
16.   Act III Scene 4: Duo: Te voila donc (Alix, Laurence) 00:02:53
17.   Act III Scene 6: Ariette: O ciel! Quel air de courroux! (Alix) 00:02:11
18.   Act III Scene 8: Ariette: Jour heureux! (Clementine) 00:04:13
19.   Act III Scene 13: Finale: Ne me bats pas (Fabio, Laurence, Horace, Aldobrandin, Le Magnifique, Clementine, Alix) 00:04:55

Total Playing Time: 01:20:00

Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste

Sedaine, Michel-Jean

Brown, Ryan

Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Calleo, Elizabeth; Gonzalez Toro, Emiliano; Krull, Marguerite; Scarlata, Randall; Sulayman, Karim; Thompson, Jeffrey; Williams, Douglas

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.660305

Barcode: 730099030571

Physical Release: 11/2012

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