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Opera Classics - Rameau: Castor et Pollux / Mallon, et al

Album Summary

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Rameau revised his 1737 opera 'Castor et Pollux' in 1754, at the height of the raging debate, the so-called Querelle des Bouffons, over the relative merits of French and Italian opera. Long regarded as Rameau's crowning achievement, it won immediate popular success, not only striking a significant blow for French music over Italian music but for the supporters of Rameau who looked to him to take over Lully's mantle as composer of the French national style.


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>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux
  • Performers: Monica Whicher (Soprano); Meredith Hall (Soprano); Giles Tomkins (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Ensemble: Opera in Concert Chorus
  • Notes: Grace Church on the Hill, Toronto, Canada (02/09/2003-02/13/2003)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1737