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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus / Bernard Richter, Gaelle Arquez, Benoit Arnould, Joao Fernandes, Alain Buet, Sabine Devieilhe. Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphael Pichon

Album Summary

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus, tragédie en musique
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Alpha presents the reissue of Ensemble Pygmalion's version of Dardanus, conducted by Raphaël Pichon and recorded in the majestic acoustics of the Opéra Royal at Versailles Palace. This set won multiple awards on its first release: 'Rameau, a flinty-hearted composer lacking in imagination? Rameau, a cold mathematician in his chord progressions and a severe draughtsman in his vocal lines? One need only listen, in Dardanus, to the melancholy laments of Princess Iphise, splendidly sung by the soprano Gaëlle Arquez, to realise the treasures of tenderness and invention that still remained in the youthful heart of the fifty-six-year-old composer! . . . This version, which fills an important gap in the discography, possesses all the assets needed to speak to us today, and to last.' Gilles Macassar, Télérama

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles (02/14/2012/02/16/2012).


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>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus, tragédie en musique
  • Performers: Emmanuelle de Negri (Voice); Gaelle Arquez (Voice); Romain Champion (Tenor); Joao Fernandes (Voice); Benoît Arnould (Voice); Alain Buet (Bass); Bernard Richter (Voice); Sabine Devieilhe (Voice)
  • Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
  • Ensemble: Pygmalion (Chorus/Orchestra)
  • Notes: Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles (02/14/2012/02/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739