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Rameau: Règne Amour / Sampson, Skidmore, Ex Cathedra

Album Summary

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platee
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre, tragedie en musique
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Pygmalion
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Hippolyte et Aricie
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Skidmore has been making a name for himself in both Renaissance and baroque literature, and here he leads a splendid show. He marshals a period-instrument band of 31 players, joined by an ample chorus of 38. Their work is colorful, spirited and stylish." - Barker, American Record Guide

'This wonderful music will always need special vocal advocacy and there can be few outside France as equipped as Carolyn Sampson' (Gramophone)

'This is an ideal introduction to Rameau's stage music. The songs, drawn from seven operas, range from the joyful to the tempestuous via the poignant and heart-rending ... Sampson's fluid, stylish singing is simply lovely ... nobody could fail to be seduced by her performances' (The Sunday Times)

'To sum up: Sampson is radiant, voluptuous and utterly captivating. This is far and away her finest recording to date, and a more inspiring selection from Rameau's operas would be hard to find ... there's a huge audience out there who, if only they knew how ravishing, how life-enhancing this music is, would buy a copy instantly' (International Record Review)

'This is a stunning CD. Never before have I heard such fantastic performances of Rameau from an English group. The undoubted star of the show is former choirboy-soundalike Carolyn Sampson, whose voice has (seemingly) been gradually developing velvety tones over the past year or so, and here is showcased in all its spectacular radiance in selections from seven of Rameau's stage works ... Don't miss this!' (Early Music Review)

'Carolyn Sampson is as dazzling in the vocal pyrotechnics as she is touching in the CD's title song, Règne Amour' (The Evening Standard)

'Scintillating singing from Carolyn Sampson' (Music Week)

'The English soprano's musical intelligence, effervescent communication and richness of sound add up to a compelling package, especially so in this carefully chosen selection of Rameau's operatic love songs' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Carolyn Sampson's voice almost inevitably gives pleasure and her singing of this repertoire, strikingly varied in its stylistic and expressive ranges, is well nigh ideal' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Skidmore, a painstaking conductor, breathes boundless energy into his many-coloured orchestra; the group provides faultless support for the exquisite soprano Carolyn Sampson' (Goldberg Early Music Magazine)



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>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Fra le pupille
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Rigaudon I - Rigaudon II - Fuyez, vents orageux!
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Tambourin I - Tambourin II - Partez!
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Régnez, Amour
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Tempête
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins :: C'est trop soupirer
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1760

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée :: Soleil, fuis de ces lieux!
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1745

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre, tragédie en musique :: Règne Amour
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1749

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus :: Marche pour les différentes nations - Par tes bienfaits
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus :: Air gracieux - L'Amour, le seul Amour
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus :: Menuet en rondeau - Si l'Amour coûte des soupirs
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Dardanus :: Tambourin I - Tambourin II
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1739

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Pygmalion :: Du pouvoir de l'Amour
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1748

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Hippolyte et Aricie :: Rossignols
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1733

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Indes galantes :: Musettes, résonnez - Menuet en rondeau
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée :: Formons les plus brillants concerts -
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1745

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée :: Aux langeurs d'Apollon -
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1745

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée :: Honneur à la Folie - Aimables jeux -
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1745

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Platée :: Honneur à la Folie - Je veux finir - Hymen
  • Performers: Paul Agnew (Voice); James Gilchrist (Tenor); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Roderick Williams (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Ensemble: Ex Cathedra (Early Music Ens.)
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, England (11/14/2003-11/16/2003)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1745