Le Triomphe de L'Amour: Songs by Grétry, Luly, Rameau, Campra, Rebel et al. / Sandrine Piau, soprano

> Les fausses apparences - Les fausses apparences, Act II: Je romps la chaine qui m'engage
> Acis et Galatee - Acis et Galatee, Act III: Enfin, j'ai dissipe la crainte
> Anacreon - Anacreon: L'amour est le dieu de la paix
> Scanderberg (arr. for chamber ensemble) - Scanderberg: Ouverture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
> Idomenee - Idomenee, Act IV: Espoir des malheureux
> Scanderberg - Scanderberg, Act III: Tout est pret
> David et Jonathas, H. 490 - David et Jonathas, H. 490, Act IV: A-t-on jamais souffert une plus rude peine?
> Les fetes de Ramire (arr. for chamber ensemble) - Les fetes de Ramire: Sarabande (arr. for chamber ensemble)
> Les Paladins - Les Paladins, Act II: Je vole, amour, ou tu m'appelles
> Le tableau parlant (arr. for chamber ensemble) - Le tableau parlant: Ouverture (arr. for chamber ensemble)
> La zingara (Sung in French) - La zingara, Part II: Pauvre Nise!
> Renaud - Renaud, Act III: Que l'eclat de la victoire se repande sur vos jours
> Les Indes galantes - Les Indes galantes: Air de Phani: Viens, Hymen

Album Summary

>Gretry, Andre-Ernest-Mode : L' amant jaloux
>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Acis et Galatee
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Anacreon
>Rebel, Francois : Scanderberg
>Campra, André : Idomenee
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : David et Jonathas
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les fetes de Ramire
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins
>Gretry, Andre-Ernest-Mode : Le tableau parlant
>Favart, Charles Simon : La Bohemienne
>Sacchini, Antonio : Renaud
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes Galantes
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A renowned figure in the world of Baroque music, French soprano Sandrine Piau performs regularly with such celebrated conductors as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Rousset, Gustav Leonhardt, Ivor Bolton, Ton Koopman, René Jacobs and Marc Minkowski, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. An exclusive naïve artist, Ms. Piau's recordings have received critical acclaim. She now turns her skill towards French Opera from the 18th century.

The Independent, 11th May 2012 ***
There are some unexpected treasures unearthed here, but Piau's gifts are nowhere more effectively employed than on Lully's "Enfin, j'ai dissipé la crainte". She animates the narrative with a measured emotional turbulence that stretches the boundaries of its formal arrangement, a tension between propriety and hysteria resolved only in the poise of the final bars.

The Guardian, 7th June 2012 ****
Delivered with that rapturous, floating tone that makes her so special. Jérôme Correas and Les Paladins are fabulous in this repertory, and there are some lovely dances by Rameau woven in between the arias. Beautiful stuff that leaves you wanting more.

International Record Review
A cross-section of arias is presented, from the florid and flamboyant to the consoling and caressing. Sandrine Piau exhibits no signs of difficulty in the ascending and descending of the vocal ladders...the vocal hurdles are fearlessly surmounted by the soprano, her bright but not piercing tone glittering through the fioritura.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
In all, this program is an impressive achievement for Piau. It can be recommended as a stimulating investigation of French operas both rare and familiar. But not the least of its merits would be the inducement it offers for listeners to go on to Gens's superb trilogy for Virgin.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2012
She brings her familiar pellucid, subtly varied tone and scintillating coloratura technique, together with a mastery of French declamation that tends to elude non-native speakers...As ever, Piau makes reams of routine-looking coloratura dramatically specific rather than an excuse for upmarket showing off.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2012
Piau negotiates with true French panache both the vocal and emotional highs and lows. Her voice is as sensual as Piaf, poetic as Greco, and with a chameleon-like sensitivity to the dramatic context. There's volatile playing, too, from Les Paladins.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royaumont Abbey, France (10/2011).



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Works Details

>André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741 - 1813) : L' amant jaloux :: Je romps la chaîne qui m'engage
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1778

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Acis et Galatée :: Enfin, j'ai dissipé la crainte
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Anacréon :: L'Amour est le dieu de la paix
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1754

>François Rebel (1701 - 1775) : Scanderberg :: Ouverture
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with François Francoeur (1698 - 1787).
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>André Campra (1660 - 1744) : Idoménée :: Espoir des malheureux
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1712

>François Rebel (1701 - 1775) : Scanderberg :: Tout est prêt
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with François Francoeur (1698 - 1787).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : David et Jonathas :: A-t-on jamais souffert
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1688

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les fêtes de Ramire :: Scène 7. Sarabande, 2 Gavottes, 2 Tambourins
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1745

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins :: Je vole, Amour
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1760

>André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741 - 1813) : Le tableau parlant :: Ouverture
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Favart, Charles Simon : La Bohémienne :: Pauvre Nise!
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1755

>Sacchini, Antonio : Renaud :: Que l'éclat de la victoire se répande sur vos jours
  • Performer: Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes Galantes :: Viens, Hymen
  • Performers: Jerome Correas (Harpsichord); Sandrine Piau (Soprano); François Nicolet (Flute); Juliette Roumailhac (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jerome Correas
  • Ensemble: Les Paladins (France)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735