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Thomas-Louis Bourgeois: Les Sirènes - 5 Cantates / Carolyn Sampson, soprano

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  1. Les sirènes: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Les sirènes: Recitative: Apres avoir vaincu les peuples $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Les sirènes: Vivement: Fuyes, fuyes eloignes-vous $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Les sirènes: Recitative: Par ces sages conseils $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Les sirènes: Gratieusement: Belles dans vos yeux $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Borée: Recitative: Dans les climats glaces $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Borée: Gratieusement: Eole dans son vaste empire $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Borée: Recitative: Quand Borée indigne $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Borée: Vivement et tres viste: Un orage affreux $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Borée: Recitative: Dans ce moment $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Borée: Gratieusement et marque: Du couchant $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Zephire et Flore: Prelude: Gravement $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Zephire et Flore: Gracieusement: Prevenez la saison nouvelle $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Zephire et Flore: Recitative: Pour reparer les tourmens $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Zephire et Flore: Gayment: Triomphez, Dieu du jour $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Zephire et Flore: Recitative: Tout succede a mes voeux $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Zephire et Flore: Gracieusement: Philomelle revient $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Zephire et Flore: Gayment: Mon amant revient en ce jour $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Hippomene: Recitative: La Mere des amours protege $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Hippomene: Gayment et gracieusement: Couronne tes feux par la gloire $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Hippomene: Recitative: Hippomene anime $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Hippomene: Gayment: Deja loin de la barriere $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Psiche: Recitative: Dans ce palais delicieux $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Psiche: Recitative: Mais helas! quel bonheur $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Psiche: Recitative: Psiche par ce refus $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Psiche: Gravement et tendrement: Revenez cher amant puis-je vivre sans vous? $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Psiche: Gayment: Amans songez a vous deffendre $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Les Sirenes, cantata for voice, flute, violin, cello & continuo
>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Boree, cantata for voice, cello, guitar & continuo
>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Zephire et Flore, cantata for voice, flute, 2 piccolos, violin, cello, guitar & continuo
>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Hippomene, cantata for voice, flute, violin, cello & continuo
>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Psiche, cantata for voice, flute, cello, guitar & harpsichord
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Notes & Reviews:

Carolyn Sampson, now the best British early music soprano by quite some distance' [Gramophone] Carolyn Sampson made her opera debut with English National Opera in Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea and returned to sing Tanterabogus in The Fairy Queen with the company in London and Barcelona. She is a renowned concert soloist, and has concertized extensively in the US and Europe. She now turns her formidable talent towards the interpretation of the works of Thomas-Louis Bourgeois. Featured on this disc is Les Sirènes, a work which depicts the famous episode in Ulysses' prolonged voyage in The Odyssey

Gramophone Magazine, August 2012
In fresh, free voice, Carolyn Sampson does Bourgeois proud. She understands that airy grace and languid sensuality are of the essence, but never falls into the trap of winsomeness. Singing in clear French, she phrases alluringly...points key words without exaggeration and relishes the opportunities for dramatisation....in such delectable performances they make a welcome discovery.

Fanfare Magazine
Indeed, if there is any criticism one can make of this music, it is that after a while many of the cantata movements begin to sound like ones you've already heard, giving a sense of musical déjà vu. Despite his imagination in melodic construction and other elements, Bourgeois (like every other composer of his time, Handel and Bach included) knew when he had a hit, and so was careful to include elements of that music in future productions. Nevertheless, there is more than enough variety here to please almost any lover of Baroque music and even some of you who tend to be suspicious of its artificialities. Highly recommended.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
That is just the meat for Sampson, who is skilled at applying her full, ripe voice with rich nuance and assertiveness. She is vigorously supported by an ensemble of six versatile instrumentalists.

Lovers of French Baroque music should rush to be the first kid on the block to have rare music by this hitherto-ignored composer. Good notes; full texts with translation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, Metz (11/28/2011-11/30/2011).



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Works Details

>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Les Sirènes, cantata for voice, flute, violin, cello & continuo
  • Performer: Anne-Catherine Bucher (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Anne-Catherine Bucher
  • Ensemble: Le Concert Lorrain
  • Notes: Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, Metz (11/28/2011-11/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1708

>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Borée, cantata for voice, cello, guitar & continuo
  • Performers: Anne-Catherine Bucher (Harpsichord); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anne-Catherine Bucher
  • Ensemble: Le Concert Lorrain
  • Notes: Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, Metz (11/28/2011-11/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Zéphire et Flore, cantata for voice, flute, 2 piccolos, violin, cello, guitar & continuo
  • Performers: Anne-Catherine Bucher (Harpsichord); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anne-Catherine Bucher
  • Ensemble: Le Concert Lorrain
  • Notes: Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, Metz (11/28/2011-11/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1715

>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Hippomène, cantata for voice, flute, violin, cello & continuo
  • Performers: Anne-Catherine Bucher (Harpsichord); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anne-Catherine Bucher
  • Ensemble: Le Concert Lorrain
  • Notes: Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, Metz (11/28/2011-11/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Bourgeois, Thomas-Louis : Psiché, cantata for voice, flute, cello, guitar & harpsichord
  • Performers: Anne-Catherine Bucher (Harpsichord); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anne-Catherine Bucher
  • Ensemble: Le Concert Lorrain
  • Notes: Saint Pierre aux Nonnains, Metz (11/28/2011-11/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1715