Rameau: Ballet Suites

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Glorious music brilliantly played and vividly recorded, this recording of suites from three of Jean-Philippe Rameau's operas by Roy Goodman and the European Union Baroque Orchestra is as fine a disc of French Baroque orchestral music as has ever been issued. The wit and élan that Goodman and his Orchestra bring to Rameau is infectious. The listener finds himself smiling at Pigmalion's "Les différence caractéres de la danse" and laughing at Platée's "Air pour des fous gais et de fous trietes." Even better is the color and power they bring to Dardanus' "Chaconne," making the listener appreciate the greatness of Rameau as a composer. Made up of superb period instrument ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Glorious music brilliantly played and vividly recorded, this recording of suites from three of Jean-Philippe Rameau's operas by Roy Goodman and the European Union Baroque Orchestra is as fine a disc of French Baroque orchestral music as has ever been issued. The wit and élan that Goodman and his Orchestra bring to Rameau is infectious. The listener finds himself smiling at Pigmalion's "Les différence caractéres de la danse" and laughing at Platée's "Air pour des fous gais et de fous trietes." Even better is the color and power they bring to Dardanus' "Chaconne," making the listener appreciate the greatness of Rameau as a composer. Made up of superb period instrument players from across Europe, the Orchestra's style is unified by the expert conducting of Roy Goodman. While Goodman started out as a boy soprano, he has matured into a conductor as at home in Bach as Berwald and, apparently, Rameau, who sounds here like a composer equal to any in Europe at the time. Well worth hearing for Rameau's fans as well as for listeners who don't know a note of his music, this disc is another triumph for Goodman. Naxos' sound is crisp, detailed, and very present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2005
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313249022
  • Catalog Number: 8557490
  • Sales rank: 106,916

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Ouverture - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:23)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  2. 2 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Air pantomime - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (2:57)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  3. 3 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Air de ballet - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:15)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  4. 4 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Orage - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (1:16)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  5. 5 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Air pour des fous gais et des fous tristes - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:48)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  6. 6 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Menuets I & II - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:01)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  7. 7 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Suite: Rigaudons I & II - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (2:44)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  8. 8 Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Suite: Ouverture - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:26)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  9. 9 Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Suite: Les différents caractères de la danse - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:17)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  10. 10 Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Suite: Sarabande pour la Statue / Tambourin - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:09)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  11. 11 Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Suite: Marche - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (2:01)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  12. 12 Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Suite: Pantomime niaise et un peu lente / Deuxième - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:22)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  13. 13 Pygmalion, acte de ballet: Suite: Air gracieux et gai et contredanse - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (2:31)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  14. 14 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Ouverture - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:07)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  15. 15 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Marche pour les différentes nations - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (1:18)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  16. 16 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Menuet - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:03)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  17. 17 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Tambourins I & II - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (1:48)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  18. 18 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Rigaudons I & II - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:39)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  19. 19 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Entrée d'Iphise - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:14)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  20. 20 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Air gay en rondeau - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (1:29)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  21. 21 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Menuets I & II - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:05)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  22. 22 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Tambourins III & IV - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (2:30)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  23. 23 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Sommeil de Dardanus - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (4:24)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
  24. 24 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Suite: Chaconne - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Roy Goodman (3:47)
    Composed byJean-Philippe Rameau
    Conducted byRoy Goodman
    Performed byRoy Goodman, Nicolas Mazzoleni, European Union Baroque Orchestra
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