Rameau: Les Fêtes De L'hymen Et De L'amour, Ou Le

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Label: NAXOS DVD
Catalog: 2110393
Format: DVD

SHEEHAN APPEL NEHRU TUROCY DEBONO LIS PERRUCHE THOMPSON KALANIDHI DANCE BALLOU O?SULLIVAN OPERA LAFAYETTE ORC

Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour was Rameau’s first exploration of the world of Egyptian mythology. Its libretto called for magic, gods and extraordinary natural effects to which he responded with one of his most comprehensively brilliant scores, blending a gallant and pastoral inspiration of extreme refinement with powerful vocal and orchestral writing. In his use of a fluid and continuous flow of music, in the theatrical deployment of choruses, and in the blurring of the distinction between recitatives and airs, Rameau entered a new and pioneering stage of development. The score heard in this performance is the authoritative version.

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