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Best of French Baroque - works by Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Marin Marais / Tafelmusik Baroque Orch. & Chorus

Album Summary

>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Suite from Alcyone
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus
>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton
>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Dominus Regnavit, grand motet for chorus & orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

This compilation offers a selection of the best recordings of French baroque repertoire drawn from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's own catalogue. The album includes the 2005 JUNO Award-winning, Grammy Award-nominated recording of an orchestral suite from Rameau's epic five-act "tragdie en musique" Dardanus, originally released on CBC Records. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and guest soloists are featured in a 2006 CBC recording of the Grand Motet "Dominus regnavit" by Mondonville. Two works are drawn from Tafelmusik's genre-defying, globe-trotting, multi-media concert programmes: a suite from Lully's Phaton from the 2009 recording of The Galileo Project, and a suite from Marais' Alcyone from the 2012 recording of House of Dreams. Ms. Lamon and Tafelmusik have earned high marks ... the music's greatness might not be so obvious but for Tafelmusik's fine period style... It will have listeners wondering why this music is not as well-known as works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. - The New York Times

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The suites are full of enjoyable music, especially in dance forms, with colorful instrumentation, notably in Rameau's case. All three suites end in impressive chaconnes, and Marais's evocation of a tempest is a landmark in pictorial music.

Tafelmusik's fruity period sound is an established quality by now, and Lamon's stylish leadership is surefire. The Mondonville motet, the longest single item here, is a vivacious representative of the French Baroque's Grand Siecle style in sacred writing. It has at least one chorus with fascinating textures and a long, beautiful soprano aria. Soprano Ann Monoyios is a sensitive and pleasing singer, as always. Ivars Taurins, director of the choir, conducts this Mondonville performance. This is a very generous program, and altogether satisfying in its own right.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Banff Centre (2001); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts (2001); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (2001); Humbercrest Church, Toronto (2001); Banff Centre (2006); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts (2006); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (2006); Humbercrest Church, Toronto (2006); Banff Centre (2009); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts (2009); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (2009); Humbercrest Church, Toronto (2009); Banff Centre (2012); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Center for the Arts (2012); George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts (2012); Humbercrest Church, Toronto (2012).



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>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Suite from Alcyone :: Suite. Marche en rondeau
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Ensemble: Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Suite from Alcyone :: Suite. Tambourins I/II
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Suite from Alcyone :: Suite. Tempeste
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Marais, Marin [Composer] : Suite from Alcyone :: Suite. Chaconne
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Ouverture
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Air gracieux
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Tambourins I/II
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Ritournelle vive
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Loure pour les Phrygiens
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Air gai en rondeau pour les mêmes
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Menuets I/II
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Tambourins I/II
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Suite from Dardanus :: Suite. Chaconne
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Ouverture
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Air pour les Egyptiens
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Air pour Triton et ses suivants
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Air pour les peuples qui portent des présents à Isis
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Entrée des furies
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Ritournelle
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Air pour les suivants de Saturne
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Suite from Phaëton :: Suite. Chaconne
  • Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mondonville, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de : Dominus Regnavit, grand motet for chorus & orchestra
  • Conductor: Ivars Taurins
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral