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Classical - Released November 27, 2015 | Alpha

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Détails Scylla & Glaucus, Op. 11: Ouverture

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)

Classical - Released September 25, 2015 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Détails Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11 : Scylla et Glaucus, Op. 11: 1er Air de Démons

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-album 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