François Rebel & François Francoeur: Zélindor, roi des Sylphes

François Rebel & François Francoeur: Zélindor, roi des Sylphes

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by Ryan Brown
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
10/27/2009
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099022477
catalogNumber:
8660224
Rank:
146270

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Tracks

  1. Zélindor, roi des Sylphes, opera

    1. Ouverture  (03:12)
    2. Scene 1. Un souverain Génie  (06:56)
    3. Scene 2. Pourquoi me refuser le plaisir de vous voir / Belle Zirphé, que ce qui peut vous plaire  (05:23)
    4. Scene 3. Prélude / Que vois-je?  (00:56)
    5. Scene 3. Air pour les Nymphes  (01:32)
    6. Scene 3. Il faut que tout seconde  (01:36)
    7. Scene 3. Air. Légèrement / Sur vos pas, par quel charme admirable  (02:51)
    8. Scene 3. Passepied  (01:54)
    9. Scene 3. C'en est assez  (07:49)
    10. Scene 4. Prélude pour les Génies élémentaires  (01:28)
    11. Scene 4. Air pour les Gnomes et Ondins  (01:09)
    12. Scene 4. Air pour les Sylphes et Salamandres  (01:26)
    13. Scene 4. Que dans les airs  (02:00)
    14. Scene 4. Air gai  (01:10)
    15. Scene 4. Menuets 1 and 2 / Reprise de l'air gai  (05:04)
    16. Scene 4. Bourrées 1 and 2 / Reprise de l'air gai  (02:40)
  2. Le Trophée, suite for voices & orchestra

    1. Ouverture  (02:57)
    2. Sarabande  (01:22)
    3. Gavottes 1 and 2  (01:57)
    4. Ariette. Ornez de fleurs vos têtes  (02:52)
    5. Gavotte pour les Muses et les Plaisirs  (02:08)
    6. Viste / Prélude  (00:44)
    7. Airs 1 and 2  (00:59)
    8. Fanfare  (01:18)

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Performance Credits

Ryan Brown   Primary Artist

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François Rebel & François Francoeur: Zélindor, roi des Sylphes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JimD More than 1 year ago
Those who only think of opera as "grand" will probably not find this disc to their taste. Other folks, whose feet tap at the elegant dances of the royal court, will certainly enjoy it. The effect is made here not by the huge crescendo and the high C, but by elegant phrasing, ornaments, and instrumental effects. There's not much plot to "Zélindor" (given complete)--god loves mortal, who loves him anyway--and it's just an excuse for the dances. Jean-Paul Fouchécourt is the ultimate "tenore di grazia," his every phrase stylish and easy. Though she sings well enough, Heidi Grant Murphy seems almost earth-bound by comparison. "Le Trophée" is reduced to a suite of dance selections, with only two arias. Very nice work from the period instruments, guided by Ryan Brown; texts and translations. Do indulge.