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RAMEAU: Operatic Arias for Haute-contre

This recording of airs from Rameau’s heroic ballets and lyric tragedies features the renowned haute-contre Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, one of the main exponents of the French Baroque repertoire for the last decade and who, most recently, has been closely associated with Rameau’s opera Platée. In these excerpts, Rameau’s colourful palette of musical characterization traverses a wide range of emotion, from the profoundly moving Lieux funestes (Dardanus) to the witty and imaginative air Charmant Bacchus (Platée) when, for example, Rameau cleverly employs ‘drunken’ part writing under Thespis’ words “Dussé-je être mal écouté” (“Even at the risk of being misunderstood”).


Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Autreau, Jacques, lyricist(s)

  Platee (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Ariette badine: Que ce sejour est agreable (Platee) 00:03:52
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Ariette vive: Quittez nymphes, quittez (Platee) 00:02:26
3.   Play with flash player Act II: A l'aspect de ce nuage (Platee) 00:07:56
4.   Play with flash player Act III: Marche pour la danse - Dans cette fete: Mouvement de menuet - Marche pour la danse (Platee) 00:03:45

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  La Guirlande de fleurs, Scene I: Peut-on etre a la fois si tendre (Myrtil)
5.   Play with flash player La Guirlande de fleurs, Scene I: Peut - on etre a la fois si tendre (Myrtil) 00:07:57

Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Bernard, Pierre-Joseph, lyricist(s)

  Castor et Pollux, Act IV: Sejour de l'eternelle paix (Castor)
6.   Play with flash player Castor et Pollux, Act IV: Sejour de l'eternelle paix (Castor) 00:04:48

Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Cahusac, Louis de, lyricist(s)

  Nais, Act III: Prelude: La jeune nymphe que j'adore (Neptune)
7.   Play with flash player Nais, Act III: Prelude: La jeune nymphe que j'adore (Neptune) 00:07:34

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Les Festes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, Act I: Gigue - Air graieux: Que vous connaissez mal (Osiris)
8.   Play with flash player Les Festes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, Act I: Gigue - Air graieux: Que vous connaissez mal (Osiris) 00:06:43

Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Leclerc de La Bruere, Charles-Antoine, lyricist(s)

  Dardanus, Act IV: Lieux funestes (Dardanus)
9.   Play with flash player Dardanus, Act IV: Lieux funestes (Dardanus) 00:04:59

Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Cahusac, Louis de, lyricist(s)

  Zoroastre, Act II: A mes tristes regards (Zoroastre)
10.   Play with flash player Zoroastre, Act II: A mes tristes regards (Zoroastre) 00:03:45
  Zais, Act II: Prelude: Charmes de coeurs ambitieux… (Zais)
11.   Play with flash player Zais, Act II: Prelude: Charmes de coeurs ambitieux… (Zais) 00:04:46
  Nais, Act III: Cessez de ravager la terre (Neptune)
12.   Play with flash player Nais, Act III: Cessez de ravager la terre (Neptune) 00:02:54

Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Autreau, Jacques, lyricist(s)

  Platee, Prologue: Ariette un peu legere: Charmant Bacchus (Thespis)
13.   Play with flash player Platee, Prologue: Ariette un peu legere: Charmant Bacchus (Thespis) 00:02:39

Total Playing Time: 01:04:04






Composer(s):
Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Lyricist(s):
Autreau, Jacques; Bernard, Pierre-Joseph; Cahusac, Louis de; Leclerc de La Bruere, Charles-Antoine

Conductor(s):
Brown, Ryan

Orchestra(s):
Opera Lafayette Orchestra

Artist(s):
Fouchécourt, Jean-Paul

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera; Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.557993

Barcode: 0747313299324

Release Date: 09/2007

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