Les Talens Lyriques - Christophe Rousset Véronique Gens. Tragédiennes

Véronique Gens. "Tragédiennes"

Les Talens Lyriques - Christophe Rousset

Released on May 8, 2006 by Warner Classics

Main artist: Véronique Gens

Genre: Classical

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Album : 1 disk - 21 tracks Total length : 01:09:54

    Armide (Jean-Baptiste Lully)
  1. 1 Armide: Acte II, scène 5 - Monologue d'Armide: Enfin il est en ma puissance

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  2. 2 Armide: Overture

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  3. 3 Armide: Acte III, scène3 - Air d'Armide: Venez, venez, Haine implacable

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  4. 4 Armide: Passacaille

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  5. Le Carnaval de Venise (André Campra)
  6. 5 Le Carnival de Venise: Acte III, scène 5 - Air d'Isabelle: Mes yeux, fermez-vous à jamais

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - André Campra, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  7. Hippolyte et Aricie (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  8. 6 Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act 3 Scene 1: Prélude

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Executive Producer - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Christophe Rousset, Conductor - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  9. 7 Hippolyte et Aricie: Acte III, scène 1 - Air de Phèdre: Cruelle mère des amours

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Lead Vocals, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Lead Vocals - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Lead Vocals - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  10. 8 Hippolyte et Aricie: Chaconne

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Lead Vocals, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Lead Vocals - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Lead Vocals - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  11. Castor et Pollux
  12. 9 Castor et Pollux: Acte I, scène 3 - Air de Télaïre: Tristes apprêts

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Lead Vocals, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Lead Vocals - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Lead Vocals - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  13. 10 Castor et Pollux: Chaconne

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Lead Vocals, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Lead Vocals - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Lead Vocals - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  14. Les Fêtes de Polymnie
  15. 11 Les Fêtes de Polymnie: Troisième entrée (La Féerie), scène 5 - Air d'Argélie: Que ses regrets m'ont attendrie

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  16. Isbé (Jean-Joseph-Cassanéa de Mondonville)
  17. 12 Isbé: Acte I, scène 1 - Monologue d'Isbé: Désirs toujours détruits

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Joseph-Cassanéa de Mondonville, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  18. Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 (Jean-Marie Leclair)
  19. 13 Scylla et Glaucus: Ouverture

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  20. 14 Scylla et Glaucus: Acte IV, scène 4 - Récit et invocation de Circé: Et toi, dont les embrasements...Noires divinités

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  21. 15 Scylla et Glaucus: Acte IV, scène 5 - Premier Air des démons

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  22. 16 Scylla et Glaucus: Acte IV, scène 5 - Air de Circé: Brilliante fille de Latone

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  23. 17 Scylla et Glaucus: Deuxième Air dea démons

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Jean-Marie Leclair, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  24. Le Pouvoir de l'Amour (Pancrace Royer)
  25. 18 Le Pouvoir de l'Amour: Acte III, scène 3 - Air de Zélide: L'objet qui règne dans mon âme

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Pancrace Royer, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  26. Zaïde, reine de Grenade
  27. 19 Zaïde, reine de Grenade: Acte III, scène 3 - Air de Zaïde: Dieu des amants fidèles

    Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Pancrace Royer, Composer - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  28. Iphigénie en Aulide (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)
  29. 20 Iphigénie et Aulide: Acte III, scène 6 - Récitatif et Air de Clytemnestre: Dieux puissants que j'atteste...Jupiter, lance la foudre

    Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Lead Vocals, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Lead Vocals - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Lead Vocals - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

  30. Armide
  31. 21 Armide: Acte II, scène 5 - Monologue d'Armide: Enfin, il est en ma puissance

    Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Daniel Zalay, Producer - Alain Lanceron, Producer - Veronique Gens, Soprano Vocals, Boy Soprano - Christophe Rousset, Conductor, Featured Vocalist - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, Featured Vocalist - Véronique Gens/Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset, MainArtist Copyright : 2006 EMI Records Ltd/ Virgin Classics 2006 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

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The tragic operas of the French Baroque can be rough going for the new listener, whose eyes may glaze over when hearing about rules of French prosody, classical models, and Lully's dominance of the scene. But this single-disc recital solves any problems you may have had in encountering operatic music from Lully to Gluck. Credit soprano Véronique Gens, who has often sung lighter material and now is turning to the serious works of Rameau and his era at just the right time. Her voice is impressively versatile, with a muscular medium-wave vibrato that can easily drop off into a stage whisper or rise into anger. Credit conductor Christophe Rousset and his group Les Talens Lyriques, with their on-the-ball, sensitive accompaniment and unique catgut-scraping string sound. Credit booklet writer Jean Duron for a quick, painless introduction to the 100-year history of how French opera composers, working in the centralized musical system of the French monarchy, responded to the musical world as it changed around them. Credit the engineers from Virgin Classics, who have made the Church of Notre Dame-du-Liban in Paris into something resembling a close-up, row-five theatrical experience, and caught the powerful sense of immediacy and communication in Gens' singing. And credit whoever devised the program, which offers good-sized chunks of music from various operas, complete with overtures and other instrumental interludes, instead of a sequence of disconnected arias and random sonatas linked to the main program only by chronology. This album will earn praise from those who follow Gens closely, and for the general listener looking to hear some French Baroque opera arias it's a godsend -- the tragic heroine is a central figure of the era, and Gens and company have brought her fully to life.

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