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PHILIDOR, F-A.D.: Carmen saeculare / Overtures


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PHILIDOR, F-A.D.: Carmen saeculare / Overtures

François-André Danican Philidor pursued successful parallel careers as the composer of over 21 operas and as a chess virtuoso, known not least for his skill in simultaneous blindfold games. His oratorio, Carmen sæculare, is a setting of poems by Horace associated with the Roman centennial celebrations of 17 B.C. Written at the instigation of the Italian scholar Giuseppe Baretti, who chose the Latin texts and sought ‘a man able to temper alternately the solemnity of church-music with the brilliancy of the theatrical’, this majestic, and at times operatic work is coupled with overtures to three of Philidor’s popular and brilliant comic operas.

Disc 1

Philidor, François-André Danican

  Le marechal ferrant: Overture, "Symphony No. 27 in G Major"
1.   I. Allegro 00:05:48
2.   II. Andante con spirito 00:03:43
3.   III. Presto 00:03:12
  Carmen saeculare
4.   Ouverture 00:04:31
5.   Prologue: Odi profanum vulgus (tenor) 00:01:18
6.   Part I: Spiritum Phoebus mihi (tenor) 00:02:00
7.   Part I: Deliae tutela Deae fugaces (tenor, chorus) 00:00:53
8.   Part I: Nupta iam dices (tenor, chorus) 00:02:25
9.   Part II: Dive, quem proles Niobea magnae (chorus) 00:05:03
10.   Part II: Ceteris maior, tibi miles impar (bass) 00:01:00
11.   Part II: Ille, mordaci velu icta ferro (bass, chorus) 00:03:54
12.   Part II: Ni tuis flexus Venerisque gratae (soprano) 00:04:39
13.   Part II: Doctor argutae fidicen Thaliae (chorus) 00:03:28
14.   Part III: Dianam tenerae dicite virgines (soprano, mezzo - soprano) 00:05:14
15.   Part III: Vos laetam fluviis et nemorum coma (tenor, chorus) 00:04:27
16.   Part III: Hic bellum lacrimosum (soloists, chorus) 00:03:05

Disc 2

Philidor, François-André Danican

  Carmen saeculare
1.   Part IV: Phoebe silvarumque potens Diana (soprano, mezzo - soprano, chorus) 00:02:40
2.   Part IV: Alme Sol, curru nitido diem (bass, chorus) 00:02:58
3.   Part IV: Rite maturos aperire partus (soprano) 00:03:47
4.   Part IV: Certus undenos decies per annos (chorus) 00:03:00
5.   Part IV: Vosque veraces cecinisse, Parcae (bass) 00:03:08
6.   Part IV: Fertilis frugum pecorisque Tellus (soprano, mezzo - soprano, chorus) 00:03:10
7.   Part IV: Conditio mitis placidusque (soloists, chorus) 00:02:29
8.   Part IV: Roma si vestrum est opus (tenor) 00:01:26
9.   Part IV: Di probos mores docili iuventae (tenor) 00:03:34
10.   Part IV: Quaeque vos bobus veneratur albis (bass, chorus) 00:03:30
11.   Part IV: Iam mari terraque manus potentes (tenor) 00:00:39
12.   Part IV: Iam Fides et Pax et Honos Pudorque (tenor) 00:01:21
13.   Part IV: Augur et fulgente decorus arcu (mezzo - soprano) 00:02:34
14.   Part IV: Quaeque Aventinum tenet Algidumque (soloists) 00:02:20
15.   Part IV: Haec Iovem sentire Deosque cunctos (soloists, chorus) 00:01:47
  Le sorcier: Overture
16.   Le sorcier: Overture 00:08:54

Philidor, François-André Danican
Poinsinet, Antoine Alexandre Henri, lyricist(s)

  Tom Jones: Overture
17.   Tom Jones: Overture 00:07:58

Total Playing Time: 01:49:55

Philidor, François-André Danican

Poinsinet, Antoine Alexandre Henri

Benda, Christian; Malgoire, Jean-Claude

Prague Chamber Orchestra; Radio Svizzera Italiana Orchestra

Radio Svizzera Choir, Lugano

Abete, Antonio; Cangemi, Veronica; Gubisch, Nora; Litaker, Donald

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular; Opera; Orchestral

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.557593-94

Barcode: 747313259328

Physical Release: 03/2007

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