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RAMEAU: Operatic Arias for Haute-contre

Composer(s)Rameau, Jean-Philippe
Artist(s) Brown, Ryan, Conductor • Fouchecourt, Jean-Paul, haute-contre • Opera Lafayette Orchestra
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.557993
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

This recording of airs from Rameau’s heroic ballets and lyric tragedies features the renowned haute-contre Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, one of the main exponents of the French Baroque repertoire for the last decade and who, most recently, has been closely associated with Rameau’s opera Platée. In these excerpts, Rameau’s colourful palette of musical characterization traverses a wide range of emotion, from the profoundly moving Lieux funestes (Dardanus) to the witty and imaginative air Charmant Bacchus (Platée) when, for example, Rameau cleverly employs ‘drunken’ part writing under Thespis’ words “Dussé-je être mal écouté” (“Even at the risk of being


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RAMEAU: Operatic Arias for Haute-contre 1:04:04   
  Platee (excerpts)              
      Act I: Ariette badine: Que ce sejour est agreable (Platee) 3:52    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Ariette vive: Quittez nymphes, quittez (Platee) 2:26    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II: A l'aspect de ce nuage (Platee) 7:56    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act III: Marche pour la danse - Dans cette fete: Mouvement de menuet - Marche pour la danse (Platee) 3:45    0.99   Add to cart  
  La Guirlande de fleurs, Scene I: Peut-on etre a la fois si tendre (Myrtil) 7:57    1.59   Add to cart  
  Castor et Pollux, Act IV: Sejour de l'eternelle paix (Castor) 4:48    0.99   Add to cart  
  Nais, Act III: Prelude: La jeune nymphe que j'adore (Neptune) 7:34    1.59   Add to cart  
  Les Festes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, Act I: Gigue - Air graieux: Que vous connaissez mal (Osiris) 6:43    1.59   Add to cart  
  Dardanus, Act IV: Lieux funestes (Dardanus) 4:59    0.99   Add to cart  
  Zoroastre, Act II: A mes tristes regards (Zoroastre) 3:45    0.99   Add to cart  
  Zais, Act II: Prelude: Charmes de coeurs ambitieux… (Zais) 4:46    0.99   Add to cart  
  Nais, Act III: Cessez de ravager la terre (Neptune) 2:54    0.99   Add to cart  
  Platee, Prologue: Ariette un peu legere: Charmant Bacchus (Thespis) 2:39    0.99   Add to cart  
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