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Rameau: Regne Amour - Love Songs from the Operas Import

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Disc: 1

  1. Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Du pouvoir de l'Amour


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  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson
  • Orchestra: Ex Cathedra
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
  • Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Audio CD (June 8, 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B0001ZXMNQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The concept of a collection of French baroque arias used to be completely unheard of. Although different in structure from the Italian type (usually shorter, with no da capos) they are just as charming, but rarely heard. Then in 2002, Virgin Classics released a magnificent recital by Patricia Petibon (simply called "French Baroque Arias") and broke this long silence. Now Hyperion has given us this wonderful gift of a recital, capturing in some seventy minutes' time the best tunes of the master of French baroque opera, Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Admittedly, the collection is somewhat one-side:none of Rameau's dramatic monologues are included; the recital consists mostly of the dance tunes and arriettes that are found in the selected operas' divertissements, and, thusly, not part of the main, dramatic action. But it is in these arias where Rameau shows his true genius for infectious melody, and, collected together, they make for much pleasurable listening.
Most of the first part of the programme is extracted from "Les Indes Galantes", which is a masterpiece of the sub-genre known as "Opera Ballet". The majority of the selections are derived from the divertissement from the first "entree" - "The Benevolant Turk" (an "opera ballet" generally consisted of 3-4 "entrees", each a self-contained one act opera; each "entree" had its own title, characters, and plot, but all the entrees were connected as far as theme).
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The lovely voice of Carolyn Sampson is well suited to the truly gorgeous music of Rameau, of which a nice selection is included on this CD. The music itself poses no difficulty for Ms Sampson, and she negotiates the elegant lines and tuplet-endowed sections, along with the intrinsic embellishments of the arias, with ease.

There are many beautiful things in the CD, and for the sheer loveliness of the voice, what a pleasure it is to hear.

As the previous reviewer mentioned, there is a bit of cross-over between this and the delicious "Airs baroque français" by Patricia Petibon - and that is an album I strongly recommend in addition to this. I do personally prefer Petibon's recording, although this CD by Ms Sampson is also charming.

There are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, Petibon is French, and she sings (of course) in perfect French. Ms Sampson's French does not sound entirely French (however, most listeners won't be worried by this). Secondly, Patricia Petibon's understanding of the language also enables her to paint the words and music to convey meaning to an extent that is not equalled by Carolyn Sampson. Again, this won't matter a great deal to most listeners who will primarily be ravished by the lovely sounds of Carolyn Sampson's singing. Thirdly, it's true that there are quite a few purely instrumental pieces on this recording. Not that I particularly object... I love both Rameau's vocal music and his instrumental music, but in general when one purchases a vocal recital album, that's what one wants - a vocal recital.

The differences between the two singers' approach is exemplified mostly in the arias which are sung by each - that is, Rameau's "Soleil, fois de ces lieux !" and "Formons les plus brillants concerts... Aux langeurs d'Apollon".
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I had the pleasure of hearing high tenor Jean-Pierre Fouchard and the Opera LaFayette perform a recital of Rameau's operatic music during a snowy February afternoon concert at the University of Maryland. I wanted to hear more Rameau opera and found this excellent CD with a program similar to the one I heard live, but for a soprano voice. This CD on Hyperion, "Love Songs from the Operas" features soprano Carolyn Sampson and Jeffry Skidmore conducting the choir and orchestra of Ex Cathedra, an English early music ensemble, similar to the Opera LaFayette of my own home town, that performs in period style on period instruments. The CD is a wonderful way to get to know Rameau.

Jean-Phillipe Rameau (1687 -- 1764) began composing operas at the age of 50. (Together with his near-contemporary, Domenico Scarlatti, Rameau shows there is hope yet for us late-bloomers)

With their emotional passion, harmonic daring, and unmistakable rhythms, Rameau initiated a new age in French opera. A figure of the Enlightenment in music, Rameau went far towards initiating the classical style of Gluck and Mozart. French opera during Rameau's time was largely a mixture of dramatic stage material and musical interludes known as divertissiments. Thus, his musical accomplishment can legitimately be approached by a selection from his various operas, as offered on this CD and in the live performance I mentioned above.

Sampson and Skidmore offer selections from seven Rameau operas, including his first opera Hipolyte et Acis of 1733, and including as well Les Indes galantes, Les Paladin, Plate, Zoroastre, Dardanus, and Pygmalion. Many of the works include collections of musical interludes from the divertissiments, while others are solo selections.
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