Industrial Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Black Friday egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Subscribe & Save Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer minions minions minions $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Black Friday Deals BestoftheYear Outdoor Deals on HTL
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Rameau: Les Boreades / Gardiner Import

3 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, August 12, 2002
"Please retry"

Indie for the Holidays: Listen now
Get ready for the holidays with 'Indie for the Holidays' our exclusive seasonal playlist featuring original tracks and covers from some of our favorite artists. Listen while you shop with our pop-out player. Listen now

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ouverture/Overture/Ouverture
  2. Scene/Szene I "Suivez La Chasse, Allez"
  3. Scenes/Szenen Ii, Iii, Iv (Debut) "La Chasse A Mes Regards N'offre Plus Rien D'a
  4. Scene/Szene Iv: Danse "Si L'hymen A Des Chaines (Semire) Gavottes
  5. Scene/Szene Iv "C'est Dans Cet Aimable Sejour"
  6. Scene/Szene Iv: Rondeau Vif "La Troupe Volage" Gavottes
  7. Scene/Szene Iv "Un Horizon Serein"
  8. Contredanse En Rondeau
  9. Scene/Szene I "Charmes Trop Dangereux"
  10. Scene/Szene Ii "J'apercois Ce Mortel"
  11. Scene/Szene Iii, Iv "Avec Eclat Paraissez A Mes Yeux"
  12. Scene/Szene V "Boree, A La Clarte Dont Brillaient Mille Eclairs"
  13. Scene/Szene Vi "Chantez Le Dieu Qui Nous Eclaire"
  14. Scene/Szene Vi "Nos Peuples, Dieu Du Jour, T'offrent De Nouveaux Jeux"
  15. Scene/Szene Vi: Gavottes "C'est La Liberte" (Borilee)
  16. Scene/Szene Vi "Comme Un Zephir Qui Vole Et Jamais Ne S'engage"
  17. Scene/Szene Vi" Air Andante Et Gracieux
  18. Scene/Szene Vi "Ecoutez L'amour Qui Vous Presse"
  19. Scene/Szene Vi: Air Andante
  20. Scene/Szene Vi "C'est Des Dieux Qu'on Doit Apprendre"
  21. Scene/Szene Vi: Loure
  22. Scene/Szene Vi: Gavotte Vive - Gavotte
  23. Scene/Szene Vi "Ciel, Quels Accords Harmonieux"
  24. Scene/Szene Vi "Espere Tout De Ce Trait Enchante"
  25. Scene/Szene I, Ii "Songe Affreux, Image Cruelle"
  26. Scene/Szene Iii "Triomphe Hymen, L'amour T'applle"
  27. Scene/Szene Iii "Dans Cees Beaux Lieux"
  28. Scene/Szene Iii: Air Un Peu Plus Gai "Eh! Pourquoi Se Defendre?"
  29. Scene/Szene Iii: Menuets
  30. Scene/Szene Iii "Jouissons De Nos Beaux Ans"
  31. Scene/Szene Iii: Gavottes
  32. Scene/Szene Iii: Aimez, Aimez A Votre Tour
  33. Scene/Szene Iv "Regnez, Belle Alphise"
  34. Scene/Szene Iv "Boree En Fureur"
  35. Entracte: Suite Des Vents
  36. Scene/Szene I, Ii "Nuit Redoutable!"
  37. Scene/Szene Iii "Nous N'implorons Que Vous"
  38. Scene/Szene Iv: Entree
  39. Scene/Szene Iv "Commandez Aux Tendres Zephis"
  40. Scene/Szene Iv: Gavottes Pour Les Heures Et Les Zephirs Rigaudons
  41. Scene/Szene Iv "Parcourez La Terre"
  42. Scene/Szene Iv: Airs Tres Gais
  43. Scene/Szene Iv "Mon Pouvoir Doit Servir Au Bonheur Des Huhmains"
  44. Scene/Szene Iv: Air Pour Les Saisons Et Les Zephris
  45. Scene/Szene Iv "Je Cours Flechir Un Dieu Severe"
  46. Scene/Szene Iv "Volez, Que L'amour Vous Seconde!"
  47. Scene/Szene I "Obeissez, Quittez, Quittez Vos Cavernes Obscures"
  48. Scene/Szene Ii "Ne Suivez Plus Mes Pas, Vous Irritez Ma Peine"
  49. Scene/Szene Iii "Venez Punir Son Injustice"
  50. Scene/Szene Iv "Que Vois-Je?"
  51. Scene/Szene Iv "Trop Superbes Rivaux"
  52. Scene/Szene Iv "Quel Eclat!"
  53. Scene/Szene V "Je Rends Pour Ce Heros Ma Tendresse Eclatante"
  54. Scene/Szene V "Delices Des Mortels"
  55. Scene/Szene V "Que Ces Moments Sont Doux"
  56. Scene/Szene V: Air Andante - Pas De Deux - Menuets
  57. Scene/Szene V "Que L'amour Embellit La Vie"
  58. Contredanses Tres Vives

Product Details

  • Performer: Jennifer Smith, Anne-Marie Rodde, Edwige Bourdy, Martine March, Philip Langridge, et al.
  • Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Audio CD (August 12, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Erato / Warner Music France
  • ASIN: B000009INY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,537 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meredith/Susan on March 12, 2013
This recording has remained, ever since I first purchased it when it was new and I was just becoming interested in opera, one of my most treasured opera recordings. At that time I had never heard a French baroque opera, though now, thanks to William Christie and other dedicated baroque specialists, I have seen a few of them live and heard a lot more recorded. After listening to Les Boreades the first time I went back to the record store (that is how long ago it was!) and asked What other recordings are there that are similar to this?, and was told, Well, not any, really. That has all changed now, but thirty years later this remains my favorite baroque opera; it was a good place to begin. Even for a baroque opera, Les Boreades had a bleak history. It was Rameau's last opera, composed when he was in his eighties, and when he died before the scheduled premiere, another opera was substituted, and Les Boreades went unheard. It was performed once in concert in 1770 in Lille, and then not again until 1963. John Eliot Gardiner brought it to new life in 1974, leading to this recording.

What is the peculiar charm of this opera? The plot is mythological, but in a light way, no Oedipus or House of Atreus. And the plot really just serves as a structure for the music, as much of it orchestral as vocal. Apollo god of light and Boree god of the north wind are both characters, and all this light and air is reflected in the music. The North Wind god is not pleased during most of the opera, so there are winds, storms, thunder, lightning, whirlwinds and tempests aplenty. The dance music sounds vigorous and rustic and meant for the out-of-doors, not the ballroom or the court. The whole piece is a breath of fresh air. Musically, mythologically, and meteorologically, it still sounds as inventive today as it would have when new, had it ever actually been performed then.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Richford on July 6, 2009
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764): Les Boréades. Tragédie lyrique. Performed by: Jennifer Smith (soprano, Alphise); Anne-Marie Rodde (soprano, Sémire); Edwige Bourdy (soprano, Polymnie); Martine March (soprano, Une Nymphe); Philip Langridge (tenor, Abaris); John Aler (tenor, Calisis); Jean-Philippe Lafont (bass, Borée); Gilles Cachemaille (tenor, Borilée), Francois LeRoux (tenor, Adamas); Stephen Varcoe (bass, Apollo); Elizabeth Priday (soprano, L'Amour); the Monteverdi Choir; the English Baroque Soloists; directed by John Eliot Gardiner. Recorded in July 1982 at the Festival International d'art lyrique et de musique, Aix-en-Provence, France. Released in 1990 by Erato Disques (Warner) in a 3-CD box as 2292-45572-2. Total playing time: 160'42". (64 page booklet with black and white photographs from the Aix-en-Provence performances)

That this recording exists at all, is due to the persistence of John Eliot Gardiner, who worked out a performing version from the surviving manuscript as early as 1975. The original opera, written by Rameau when he was in his eighties and never performed in his lifetime (the composer died during rehearsals and the planned performance was abandoned), had been forgotten for over 200 years, and all attempts at actually getting it on stage appear to have been dogged by bad luck. Even this recording, which needed eight years between the recording sessions at Aix-en-Provence and its release in 1990, is not without its problems. The biggest seems to be the fact that the French publishing house which owns the copyright to the libretto refused to allow it to be translated - and demanded an extortionate fee on each box sold if the French libretto was printed in the booklet.
Read more ›
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Bouchard on May 10, 2003
Delightful musical surprises await you in this "lost" opera by Rameau. If you are in the NYC area, do not miss the few June performances at BAM. I saw William Christie's production (dir. Robert Carsen & dance by Edouard Lock) 3 times here in Paris and it was superb.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category