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Stéphane Degout - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon

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Released on February 23, 2018 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Raphaël Pichon

Genre: Classical > Opera > Opera Extracts

Distinctions: Diamant d'Opéra Magazine (March 2018) - 4F de Télérama (March 2018) - Choc de Classica (April 2018) - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik (July 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (May 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 23 tracks Total length : 01:18:17

    Zoroastre, RCT 62 (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  1. 1 Act IV, Scene 6 : Ah ! Nos fureurs ne sont point vaines (La Vengeance)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (La Vengeance) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  2. Les Élémens (Jean-Féry Rebel)
  3. 2 Chaos

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean-Féry Rebel, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  4. Dardanus, RCT 35
  5. 3 Act IV, Scene 4 : Voici les tristes lieux. Montre affreux (Anténor)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Anténor) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  6. Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de "Castor et Pollux" (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  7. 4 Requiem æternam

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Anonymous, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  8. Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)
  9. 5 Act II, Scenes 3 & 4 : Dieux ! Protecteurs de ces affreux rivages (Oreste)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Oreste) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  10. Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de "Castor et Pollux" (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  11. 6 Kyrie eleison

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Le Tragédien) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Anonymous, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  12. Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43
  13. 7 Act II, Scene 4 : Dieux ! Que d'infortunés gémissent en ces lieux ! (Thésée, Tisiphone [Deuxième Parque], les trois Parques)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Thésée) - Mathias Vidal, Taille (Première Parque) - Thomas Dolie, Basse-taille (Tisiphone, deuxième Parque) - Nicolas Courjal, Basse (Pluton, troisième Parque) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  14. Les Surprises de l'amour, RCT 58
  15. 8 Act II, Scene 8 : Loure

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  16. Armide, Wq. 45 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)
  17. 9 Act IV, Scene 1 : Nous ne trouvons partout que des gouffres ouverts (Ubalde - Le Chevalier danois)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Ubalde, chevalier chrétien) - Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Taille (Le Chevalier danois) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  18. Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de "Castor et Pollux" (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  19. 10 Domine Jesu Christe

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Le Tragédien) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Anonymous, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  20. Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 30 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)
  21. 11 Act II, Scene 1 : Sinfonie infernale. Air de furie

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  22. Zoroastre, RCT 62 (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  23. 12 Act IV, Scenes 5 & 6 : Épuisons le flanc des tristes victimes (Abramane) - Ministres, redoutés du plus puissant empire (Abramane, Érinice)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Abramane) - Emmanuelle de Negri, Dessus (Erinice) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  24. 13 Act IV, Scene 5 : Air grave pour les Esprits infernaux

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  25. 14 Act IV, Scene 6 : Quel bonheur ! L'Enfer nous seconde (Abramane, Les Furies [choir])

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Abramane) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  26. Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 30 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)
  27. 15 Act II : Danse des Furies

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  28. Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43 (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  29. 16 Act II, Scene 5 : Vous, qui de l'avenir percez la nuit profonde (Pluton) - Quelle soudaine horreur (Trois Parques)

    Nicolas Courjal, Basse (Pluton, troisième Parque) - Mathias Vidal, Taille (Première Parque) - Thomas Dolie, Basse-taille (Tisiphone, deuxième Parque) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  30. 17 Act III, Scene 6 : Qu'ai-je appris ? Puissant maître des flots (Thésée)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Thésée) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  31. Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de "Castor et Pollux"
  32. 18 Hostias et preces tibi

    Reinoud Van Mechelen, Haute-contre - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Anonymous, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  33. Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43
  34. 19 Act IV, Scene 4 : Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle ? (Phèdre - Choir)

    Sylvie Brunet-Grupposo, Bas-dessus (Phèdre) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  35. 20 Act V, Scene 2 : Je ne te verrai plus ! (Thésée)

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Thésée) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  36. Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 30 (Christoph Willibald von Gluck)
  37. 21 Act II, Scene 2 : Ballet des Ombres heureuses

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Christoph Willibald Gluck, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  38. Messe de Requiem sur des thèmes de "Castor et Pollux" (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
  39. 22 Requiem æternam

    Stéphane Degout, Basse-taille (Le Tragédien) - Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Anonymous, Composer - Editions Nicolas Sceaux, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  40. Les Boréades, RCT 31
  41. 23 Act IV, Scene 4 : Entrée de Polymnie

    Pygmalion - Raphaël Pichon, Conductor - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer - Alain Villain, Paris, MusicPublisher Copyright : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

About

With his ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon has written the listing for this album in the form of a "pastiche" of a Mass for the Dead, a Requiem both sacred and profane. While it is a long way from having all the defining traits, it does possess all the outlines: Introit, Kyrie, Gradual, Sequence, Offertory, In Paradisum... The idea came about after a recent discovery, in the Bibliothèque Nationale of an anonymous requiem mass from the 18th century, in which the writer constructed a "parody" based on musical extracts from Castor and Pollux and the Fêtes de Paphos by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Note that the term "parody" doesn't necessarily imply satire or mockery: it refers to the practice of taking up older music and setting new words to it. This fusion of sacred music (the mass) and profane music (lyrical tragedy), a common practice during the Enlightenment, was a procedure that Pichon wanted to take up.

In French society at the time, when Catholicism was the norm, where the political system was monarchical rule by divine right, the representation of ancient pagan Hell on theatrical stages seemed to betray a fascination in the beliefs of the ancients. And so this programme melds together pagan fable with a Christian imaginary, where Hell takes on different faces. It is the place of unjust and eternal torment, a place of privation where a couple is separated, one half kept in Hades. But, in the lyrical tragedy, Hell is also a place of perdition: obscure forces unleashed in Sabbath rites, a Satanic vision which unearths the darkest depths of the human soul... Stéphane Degout is the author of this tragedy, bringing together such varied characters as Phaedra, Pluto, and the Parcae. The composers whose music is put to use are Rameau and Gluck, with a single borrowing from Rebel: it would have been a shame not to mention his singular Chaos (taken from Éléments), which starts with a dissonant chord containing the seven notes of the scale of D minor. © SM/Qobuz

Details of original recording:

Recorded Décember 2016, Paris (Église Notre-Dame du Liban)

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