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Classical - Released November 27, 2015 | Alpha

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Détails Scylla & Glaucus, Op. 11: Ouverture
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Classical - Released November 30, 2015 | Fuga Libera

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Détails Ouvertures et sonates en trio, Op. 13: Ouverture III in A Major for Two Violins and Continuo (Grave - Allegro)
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Classical - Released May 8, 2006 | Warner Classics

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.
Détails Hippolyte et Aricie : Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43, Act 3 Scene 1: Prélude
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Classical - Released April 28, 2017 | Alpha

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Détails Scylla & Glaucus, Op. 11: Ouverture
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Classical - Released September 25, 2015 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Détails Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 : 1er Air de Démons
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Classical - Released April 21, 2015 | Alpha

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Détails Scylla et Glaucus: Ouverture
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Classical - Released October 6, 2017 | Glossa

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For approaching a century and a half in France – across the reigns of Louis XIV, XV and XVI – the Palace of Versailles played host, both indoors and outdoors, for an extraordinary sequence of dramatic musical performances. "Un Opéra pour trois rois", conducted by György Vashegyi, represents the legacy of that time, a specially constructed operatic entertainment drawn from works by composers from Lully to Gluck, commissioned – and even, on occasion, performed – by kings, their queens and inamoratas. There are plenty of firm favourites here – Rameau’s “Tristes apprêts” (Castor et Pollux) and “Forêts paisibles” (Les Indes galantes), but one of the additional attractions of this double-disc extravaganza released by Glossa is the chance to hear music of quality by hitherto woefully ignored compositions (Le Retour du printemps, Les Caractères de la Folie, Le Pouvoir de l’Amour), all demonstrating the depths of quality still waiting to be rediscovered. And there are selections to be had from operas by Mondonville, Destouches, Leclair and Francoeur and Rebel as well. Further attractions are the performances from the three soloists (each adopting the role of an allegorical figure for the event): Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Emöke Barath and Thomas Dolié, along with Vashegyi’s Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. In his booklet essay, Benoît Dratwicki draws on his immense knowledge in order to set the scene in the royal residence of Versailles for this imaginary fête musicale of lyricism and duets, music both sombre and joyful, symphonies and orages.
Détails Hippolyte et Aricie : , Act I Scene 2: Choeur des prêtresses: Dans ce paisible séjour
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Classical - Released March 25, 2016 | Chandos

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Détails Suite from Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 : Ouverture
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Classical - Released May 20, 2016 | Alpha

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Détails Scylla et Glaucus: Ouverture
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Classical - Released January 1, 1961 | BNF Collection

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Détails Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 : Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11, Act II, Scene 3: "Amans dont le prix n'est qu'un fier mépris" (Une Coriphée, Choeur)
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English - Released July 3, 2012 | Naxos Audiobooks

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Détails Metamorphoses (Unabridged) : Metamorphoses (Unabridged): Book 8: Nisus and Scylla