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A French Baroque Diva - Arias for Marie Fel by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville / Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Ex Cathedra

Album Summary

>Lacoste, Louis de : Philomèle
>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Exsurgat Deus, S71
>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Te Deum laudamus, S32
>Rousseau, Jean-Jacques : Salve regina
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée
>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Daphnis et Alcimadure
>Fiocco, Joseph-Hector : Laudate pueri
>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Venite, exsultemus
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les surprises de l'Amour
>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Cantate Domino, S72
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This album featuring Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra showcases works written for the foremost soprano of the French Baroque, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his "adorable nightingale." Fel held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV's court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. She inspired some of Rameau's finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.

Gramophone Magazine, July 2014
Don't be put off by the apparently recherche repertoire: this is a programme that leases as much today as it did in [Fel's]...the longer we listen to Sampson's voice, the more she seems to inhabit the aura of Fel...Sampson's performance is the more admirable for evoking the spirit of another singer. Start to finish, Jeffrey Skidmore devotedly shapes and paces the programme.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2014
Sampson is quite remarkable. She has the capacity to soften the vocal line with carefully controlled vibrato, but also deploys tone of crystalline clarity...bright, vibrant, responsive and entirely in tune with the expressive language and virtuosic demands of the period.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Skidmore offers very lively choral and period- orchestral participation, while Sampson is quite dazzling. Beautiful singing, pinpoint accuracy, splendid French diction, and a vitality that really does suggest the vivacity of vocal and expressive talents. Even if you do not care about the effort to resuscitate a long-gone singing personality, you are sure to delight in the varied delights of this generous program. Characteristic of the label, there are fine notes and full texts with translations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013).



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>Lacoste, Louis de : Philomèle :: Scene 1. Prologue. Ah! quand reviendront nos beaux jours?
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1705

>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Exsurgat Deus, S71 :: Regna terrae
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1706

>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Te Deum laudamus, S32 :: Sinfonie
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1684

>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Te Deum laudamus, S32 :: Tu rex gloriae
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1684

>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Te Deum laudamus, S32 :: Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1684

>Rousseau, Jean-Jacques : Salve regina :: , salve mater
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1752

>Rousseau, Jean-Jacques : Salve regina :: Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Evae
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1752

>Rousseau, Jean-Jacques : Salve regina :: O clemens, o pia
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1752

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux :: Act 1. Scenes 2-3. Un tendre intérêt vous appelle - Tristes apprêts
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1737

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée :: Act 3. Scene 4. Amour, lance tes traits
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1745

>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Daphnis et Alcimadure :: Act 1. Scene 2. Gasouillats auzeléts
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1754

>Fiocco, Joseph-Hector : Laudate pueri
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Fiocco, Joseph-Hector : Laudate pueri :: A solis ortu
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Fiocco, Joseph-Hector : Laudate pueri :: Alleluia
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Venite, exsultemus :: Venite, adoremus
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les surprises de l'Amour :: Act 2. Scenes 3, 5 & 6. La lyre enchantée. Accordez vos sons et vos pas
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: circa 1757

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les surprises de l'Amour :: Act 2. Scenes 3, 5 & 6. La lyre enchantée. Gavotte
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: circa 1757

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les surprises de l'Amour :: Act 2. Scenes 3, 5 & 6. La lyre enchantée. Écoutons... D'un doux frémissem
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: circa 1757

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les surprises de l'Amour :: Act 2. Scenes 3, 5 & 6. La lyre enchantée. Vole, Amour, prête-moi tes arme
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: circa 1757

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les surprises de l'Amour :: Act 2. Scenes 3, 5 & 6. La lyre enchantée. Contredanse
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: circa 1757

>Lalande, Michel-Richard d : Cantate Domino, S72 :: Viderunt omnes termini terrae
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Venite, exsultemus :: Hodie si vocem
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Consort
  • Notes: All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London (07/03/2013-07/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical