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Jean-Philippe Rameau's opĂ©ra-ballet Les FĂȘtes d'HĂ©bĂ© gains a stirring and bright-colored new recording from a starry line-up of soloists, György Vashegyi, his Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. Though first performed at the end of the 1730s - between the two tragĂ©dies of Castor et Pollux and Dardanus - this work has received much less modern recognition for it's qualities than either of the other two, although it had a substantial success with it's first run of over 70 performances; an entertainment mixing delight and longing, underpinned by Rameau's coloristic and sophisticated orchestration and coupled with his supremely inspired pastoral writing. Now, with a new edition prepared by Pascal DenĂ©cheau (who also writes the booklet essay here), this new production presents modern-day stars of the French Baroque in Chantal Santon Jeffery, Olivia Doray, Judith van Wanroij, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Mathias Vidal and David Witczak, all relishing a libretto (peopled by characters from mythology and the Ancient World) which aims at celebrating the artistic aptitudes to be found on the stage of the OpĂ©ra in Paris: Poetry, Music and Dance (from which derives the opera's subtitle of "Les Talents lyriques").This new recording presents the June 1739 version of this opĂ©ra ballet (whilst embracing changes made in revivals from across subsequent decades), and additionally includes the original version of the second entrĂ©e, "La Musique".
Jean-Philippe Rameau's opĂ©ra-ballet Les FĂȘtes d'HĂ©bĂ© gains a stirring and bright-colored new recording from a starry line-up of soloists, György Vashegyi, his Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. Though first performed at the end of the 1730s - between the two tragĂ©dies of Castor et Pollux and Dardanus - this work has received much less modern recognition for it's qualities than either of the other two, although it had a substantial success with it's first run of over 70 performances; an entertainment mixing delight and longing, underpinned by Rameau's coloristic and sophisticated orchestration and coupled with his supremely inspired pastoral writing. Now, with a new edition prepared by Pascal DenĂ©cheau (who also writes the booklet essay here), this new production presents modern-day stars of the French Baroque in Chantal Santon Jeffery, Olivia Doray, Judith van Wanroij, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Mathias Vidal and David Witczak, all relishing a libretto (peopled by characters from mythology and the Ancient World) which aims at celebrating the artistic aptitudes to be found on the stage of the OpĂ©ra in Paris: Poetry, Music and Dance (from which derives the opera's subtitle of "Les Talents lyriques").This new recording presents the June 1739 version of this opĂ©ra ballet (whilst embracing changes made in revivals from across subsequent decades), and additionally includes the original version of the second entrĂ©e, "La Musique".
8424562240124

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Format: CD
Label: GLOSSA
Rel. Date: 05/20/2022
UPC: 8424562240124

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Jean-Philippe Rameau's opĂ©ra-ballet Les FĂȘtes d'HĂ©bĂ© gains a stirring and bright-colored new recording from a starry line-up of soloists, György Vashegyi, his Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. Though first performed at the end of the 1730s - between the two tragĂ©dies of Castor et Pollux and Dardanus - this work has received much less modern recognition for it's qualities than either of the other two, although it had a substantial success with it's first run of over 70 performances; an entertainment mixing delight and longing, underpinned by Rameau's coloristic and sophisticated orchestration and coupled with his supremely inspired pastoral writing. Now, with a new edition prepared by Pascal DenĂ©cheau (who also writes the booklet essay here), this new production presents modern-day stars of the French Baroque in Chantal Santon Jeffery, Olivia Doray, Judith van Wanroij, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Mathias Vidal and David Witczak, all relishing a libretto (peopled by characters from mythology and the Ancient World) which aims at celebrating the artistic aptitudes to be found on the stage of the OpĂ©ra in Paris: Poetry, Music and Dance (from which derives the opera's subtitle of "Les Talents lyriques").This new recording presents the June 1739 version of this opĂ©ra ballet (whilst embracing changes made in revivals from across subsequent decades), and additionally includes the original version of the second entrĂ©e, "La Musique".
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