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Gervais : Hypermnestre

Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Thomas Dolie, Mathias Vidal, Katherine Watson

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The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles-Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi. Gervais was a contemporary of Campra and Destouches, learning from Lully and paving the way for Rameau and, like Marais and François Couperin, open to the Italianising trends of “les goûts réunis”. A high-quality libretto from Joseph La Font tackles the story of Hypermnestra which proved so popular in the early eighteenth century. The Glossa recording contains both the original fifth act and the major revision of it from 1717 and Vashegyi drives the whole tragedy expertly to its bitter (and not-so-bitter!) end. Musically, this “tragédie lyrique” provides powerful opportunities for the trio of leading characters, here taken by Katherine Watson (Hypermnestre), Thomas Dolié (Danaüs, her father) and Mathias Vidal (Lyncée, her betrothed), but they are ably supported by Juliette Mars, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Manuel Núñez Camelino and Philippe-Nicolas Martin. No French opera of this time would have been complete without a generous helping of choral or instrumental music and Gervais – a master of melody, harmony and orchestration – serves these up in a dazzling set of divertissements and festive set pieces full of dances (including a massive passacaille); all this performed with great stylistic awareness and vivacity by Vashegyi’s Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir. © Glossa

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Hypermnestre (1717 Version) (Charles-Hubert Gervais)

1
Overture
Orfeo Orchestra
00:02:23

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

Hypermnestre, Prologue "Jeux en l'honneur d'Isis" (1717 Version) (Charles-Hubert Gervais)

2
Puissante Isis, du céleste séjour
Chantal Santon-Jeffery
00:01:12

Manuel Nunez Camelino, Artist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

3
Gavotte en rondeau pour les peuples
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:43

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

4
Air pour les peuples
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:07

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

5
Parmi les beautés immortelles
Nuñez Camelino Manuel
00:02:49

Manuel Nunez Camelino, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

6
La paix que nous goûtons est un de vos bienfaits
Chantal Santon-Jeffery
00:01:23

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

7
Prélude por le Nil
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:50

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

8
Attendez tout de ma puissance
Philippe-Nicolas Martin
00:01:34

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

9
Gavotte pour les naïades
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:37

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

10
Menuet pour les naïades
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:48

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

11
Revenez, Bergères craintives
Chantal Santon-Jeffery
00:00:34

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

12
Menuet pour les Naïades [Reprise]
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:28

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

13
Mais, quelle lumière?
Philippe-Nicolas Martin
00:01:39

Manuel Nunez Camelino, Artist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Artist - Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

14
Peuples, avec plaisir je reçois votre hommage
Juliette Mars
00:01:38

Juliette Mars, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

15
Chantez, que du milieu des airs
Juliette Mars
00:01:00

Juliette Mars, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

16
Gigue pour les peuples
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:03

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

17
Vous, que le bruit affreux des armes
Chantal Santon-Jeffery
00:03:01

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

18
Chantons les douceurs de la paix
Purcell Choir
00:02:04

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

19
Overture [Reprise]
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:53

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

Hypermnestre, Act I (1717 Version) (Charles-Hubert Gervais)

20
Enfin, voici le jour où l'hymen de vos filles
Philippe-Nicolas Martin
00:01:46

Thomas Dolie, Artist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

21
Ah! Seigneur, au pied de ce tombeau
Katherine Watson
00:03:04

Thomas Dolie, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

22
Je l'ai vu cette nuit, il sortait d'un nuage
Thomas Dolié
00:00:52

Thomas Dolie, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

23
C'est trop vous retracer une image si noire
Katherine Watson
00:00:56

Thomas Dolie, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

24
Marche pour les peuples argiens
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:30

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

25
Ombre d'un prince infortuné
Thomas Dolié
00:00:52

Thomas Dolie, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

26
Chantons de ce héros la valeur et la gloire
Thomas Dolié
00:03:11

Thomas Dolie, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

27
Air pour les peuples argiens
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:17

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

28
Sarabande pour les peuples argiens
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:07

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

29
Air de trompettes pour les peuples argiens
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:11

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

30
Quel pouvoir contre nous rassemble
Purcell Choir
00:01:35

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

31
Tout fuit... Le tombeau s'ouvre
Thomas Dolié
00:00:30

Thomas Dolie, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

32
Ne crois pas expier ta sacrilège audace
Philippe-Nicolas Martin
00:01:12

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

33
Quel oracle fatal! Quelle horreur! Je frissonne!
Thomas Dolié
00:01:34

Thomas Dolie, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

34
Entracte
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:46

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

Hypermnestre, Act II (1717 Version) (Charles-Hubert Gervais)

35
En vain, contre tous les mortels
Thomas Dolié
00:01:39

Thomas Dolie, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

36
Seigneur, à vos soupirs, je viens mêler mes pleurs
Katherine Watson
00:02:02

Thomas Dolie, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

37
Mais un calme soudain vient aplanir les flots
Katherine Watson
00:03:52

Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

38
Venez, jeune Héros
Purcell Choir
00:02:41

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

39
Airs du tambourin pour les Matelots argiens
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:48

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

40
Que ne vous dois-je point?
Katherine Watson
00:00:18

Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

41
Air pour les Matelots argiens
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:34

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

42
Doux objet du plus tendre amour
Juliette Mars
00:00:38

Juliette Mars, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

43
Air pour les Matelots argiens [Reprise]
Orfeo Orchestra
00:00:30

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

44
Passepieds pour les Matelots argiens I & II
Orfeo Orchestra
00:01:44

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

45
Hâte-toi de quitter les cieux
Chantal Santon-Jeffery
00:02:55

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor - Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

46
Venez, jeune Héros
Purcell Choir
00:01:01

Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Purcell Choir, Choir, MainArtist - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

47
Je vous revois, princesse, ah! Que mon sort est doux!
Katherine Watson
00:02:24

Mathias Vidal, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

48
Ô sort heureux! Aimable jour!
Katherine Watson
00:01:17

Mathias Vidal, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

49
Seigneur, auprès du roi le devoir nous appelle
Katherine Watson
00:00:27

Mathias Vidal, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

50
Aux autels de l'hymen, amour, viens nous conduire
Katherine Watson
00:01:05

Mathias Vidal, Artist - Katherine Watson, Artist, MainArtist - Charles-Hubert Gervais, Composer - Orfeo Orchestra, Orchestra - György Vashegyi, Conductor

(C) 2019 Glossa (P) 2019 Glossa

Album Description

The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles-Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi. Gervais was a contemporary of Campra and Destouches, learning from Lully and paving the way for Rameau and, like Marais and François Couperin, open to the Italianising trends of “les goûts réunis”. A high-quality libretto from Joseph La Font tackles the story of Hypermnestra which proved so popular in the early eighteenth century. The Glossa recording contains both the original fifth act and the major revision of it from 1717 and Vashegyi drives the whole tragedy expertly to its bitter (and not-so-bitter!) end. Musically, this “tragédie lyrique” provides powerful opportunities for the trio of leading characters, here taken by Katherine Watson (Hypermnestre), Thomas Dolié (Danaüs, her father) and Mathias Vidal (Lyncée, her betrothed), but they are ably supported by Juliette Mars, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Manuel Núñez Camelino and Philippe-Nicolas Martin. No French opera of this time would have been complete without a generous helping of choral or instrumental music and Gervais – a master of melody, harmony and orchestration – serves these up in a dazzling set of divertissements and festive set pieces full of dances (including a massive passacaille); all this performed with great stylistic awareness and vivacity by Vashegyi’s Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir. © Glossa

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