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Nouveau Monde: Baroque Arias and Songs by Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and George Frideric Handel / Patricia Petibon, soprano

Album Summary

>Nebra, José de : Vendado es amor, no es ciego
>Bailly, Henry Le : Yo soy la locura (Passacalle de La Folie)
>Anonymous : Cachua, improvisation on a melody recogida by Baltasar Martinez Companon, Obispo de la diocesis de T
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes
>Handel, George Frideric : Cantata spagnuola, HWV 140
>Anonymous, Peruvian : Tonada la lata, song
>Anonymous, French : Mon amy s'en est alle, song
>Anonymous, Peruvian : Tonada El Congo
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Sans frayeur dans ce bois, H 467
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Medee
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Traditional : J'ai vu le loup
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Admired for her remarkable creative imagination and exemplary musicianship, soprano Patricia Petibon, in her newest album for Deutsche Grammophon, offers a treasure-trove of fascinating Baroque curiosities guaranteed to enthrall both the Baroque aficionado and the casual listener.

Nouveau Monde is conceived as a journey from the Old to the New World, a spell-binding collection of arias songs and pieces from European composers (Charpentier, Handel, Rameau, Purcell) that testify to their composer's fascination with the exoticism of recently-discovered lands, as well as South American folksongs which boast exceptional rhythmic energy and color.

Spectacularly accompanied by the La Cetra Baroque under the excelling direction of Andrea Marcon - who also stands out as a Baroque organist and harpsichordist - Patricia enchants our senses with a mélange of 17th - century arias and folk songs from England, France, Spain, and Latin America.

Some of the numbers feature guest instrumentalist whose additions of unique and surprising strokes of color enhance Patricia Petibon's revelations of the expressivity of this past era.

As a follow-up to her best-selling Rosso and Melancolia albums, Patricia Petibon's 2012 release is guaranteed to be one of the most popular and sought after Baroque releases of the year.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013
'Nouveau Monde' is a tightly thought-through and arranged and compelling programme, a tour de force for its performer/compiler, most atmospherically recorded. Compulsive, repeatable listening.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012
Conquest is one theme, confession another; the whole a breakneck A-Z of Baroque song from airs de cours to zarzuela.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Martinskirche in Basel, Switzerland (02/2012).



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>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Vendado es amor, no es ciego :: Aria. El bajel que no recela
  • Performers: Joël Grare (Percussion); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Ensemble: La Cetra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1744

>Bailly, Henry Le : Yo soy la locura (Passacalle de La Folie)
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous : Cachua, improvisation on a melody recogida by Baltasar Martínez Compañón, Obispo de la diócesis de T
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.

>José de Nebra (1702 - 1768) : Vendado es amor, no es ciego :: En amor, pastorcillos (Seguidillas)
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1744

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: Act 3. Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
  • Performers: Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion); Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Nouvelle entrée
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Kevin Greenlaw; Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion); Lincoln Almada (Harp)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Cantata spagnuola, HWV 140 :: Aria. No se enmendará jamás
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1707

>Anonymous, Peruvian : Tonada la lata, song
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Written: 16th Century

>Anonymous, French : Mon amy s'en est allé, song
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.

>Anonymous, Peruvian : Tonada El Congo
  • Performers: Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Sans frayeur dans ce bois, H 467
  • Performers: Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion); Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Médée :: Act 3. Scene 3. Quel prix de mon amour!
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1693

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Médée :: Act 3. Scene 5. Noires filles du Styx / Scene 6. L'Enfer obéit à ta voix
  • Performers: Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion); Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1693

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Médée :: Act 3. Scene 7. Dieu du Cocyte et des royaumes sombres - Seconde entrée des Démons
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1693

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Performers: Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion); Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1600.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600

>Traditional : J'ai vu le loup
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Première entrée
  • Performers: Pierre Hamon (Flute); Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Act 5. Fairest Isle
  • Performers: Lincoln Almada (Harp); Evangelina Mascardi (Theorbo); Josias Rodriguez (Archlute); Josias Rodriguez (Guitar); Patricia Petibon (Soprano); Joël Grare (Percussion); Pierre Hamon (Flute)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691