Une Fête Baroque!

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
This "fête Baroque" occurred in December 2011 at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, marking the tenth anniversary of the ensemble Le Concert d'Astrée under founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm. The concert was a benefit for a French cancer research facility, and it attracted a galaxy of guest stars. Le Concert d'Astrée is one of the very best Baroque vocal ensembles, and this release never descends to a low common denominator. Haïm's trademark expressive phrasing is everywhere in evidence, but the biggest attraction is the selection of singers, with several figures from the mainstream showing up alongside established Baroque specialists. You might not think that ...
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All Music Guide - James Manheim
This "fête Baroque" occurred in December 2011 at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, marking the tenth anniversary of the ensemble Le Concert d'Astrée under founder and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm. The concert was a benefit for a French cancer research facility, and it attracted a galaxy of guest stars. Le Concert d'Astrée is one of the very best Baroque vocal ensembles, and this release never descends to a low common denominator. Haïm's trademark expressive phrasing is everywhere in evidence, but the biggest attraction is the selection of singers, with several figures from the mainstream showing up alongside established Baroque specialists. You might not think that tenor Rolando Villazón has quite the right voice for an aria from Handel's "Tamerlano, HWV 18," but he's clearly wrestling with the problem, and he gets an appreciative roar from the Parisian crowd who are given full voice on the recording. Right after that comes a delicious duet from mainstreamer Anne Sofie von Otter and countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in the Cornelia-Sesto duet from the second act of Handel's "Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17," a pure feast of sensuous singing. Established Baroque vocalists like Natalie Dessay and Sara Mingardo are on hand, as well as a few up-and-comers who seized the chance to put their names and voices in front of a well-heeled crowd. Rather than try to cover the entire range of Baroque opera, Haïm wisely chooses to focus on three composers: Rameau, Lully, and Handel, whose vocal riches occupy the entire second CD. The sound picks up unadulterated audience noise, but nothing interferes with the spontaneity the musicians bring to the event.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: Erato
  • EAN: 5099973079927
  • Catalog Number: 30799
  • Sales rank: 102,774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Les Indes galantes, opéra-ballet: Danse du Calumet de la Paix et duo Zima-Adario "Fo - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Natalie Dessay (5:22)
  2. 2 Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique: Act 4. Scene 4. Air: Quelle plainte en ces lieux m - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:31)
  3. 3 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Act 4. Scene 1. La Descente de Venus, ritournelle - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (1:20)
  4. 4 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Act 4. Scene 1. Calme des sens - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (1:42)
  5. 5 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Prologue, Scene 2. Tambourins - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (1:24)
  6. 6 Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique: Act 5. Final Scene. Air. Rossignols amoureux - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (6:09)
  7. 7 Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique: Act 4. Scene 3. Air. A la chasse, à la chasse - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:23)
  8. 8 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Act 4. Scene 4. Récitatif. Voici les tristes leiux - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:18)
  9. 9 Platée ou Junon jalouse, opera: Act 2. Scene 5. Récitatif. Formons le plus brillan - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (5:49)
  10. 10 Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique: Act 1. Scene 4. Bruit de tonnerre - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (1:15)
  11. 11 Castor et Pollux, tragédie en musique: Act 1. Scene 3. Air. Tristes apprêts - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:50)
  12. 12 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Act 5. Scene 3. Chaconne - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (6:00)
  13. 13 Les Indes galantes, opéra-ballet: Air. R. Régnez, plaisirs et jeux - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:28)
  14. 14 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Act 4. Scene 1. Air. Lieux funestes - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (5:16)
  15. 15 Dardanus, tragédie en musique: Act 3. Scene 3. Duo. Paix favorable, paix adorable - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:45)
  16. 16 Thésée, opera, LWV 51: Act 1. Scene 8. Marche - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Emmanuelle Haïm (1:26)
  17. 17 Thésée, opera, LWV 51: Act 5. Scene 8. Quatuor. Vivez contents dans ces a - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Emmanuelle Haïm (2:49)
  18. 18 King Arthur, or, The British Worthy, semi-opera, Z. 628: Act 3. Scene 2. What Power art thou - Henry Purcell & John Dryden (3:23)
  19. 19 Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Act 3. Scene 2. Sound the Trumpet - Henry Purcell & Pascal Bertin (4:50)
  20. 20 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Act 3. Scene 6. Recitativo. In quel bosco di stral - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Act 2. Scene 4. Aria. Lascia ch'io pianga - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (5:27)
  2. 2 Agrippina, opera, HWV 6: Act 3. Scene 11. Aria. Come nube che fugge dal ven - George Frideric Handel & Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani (4:10)
  3. 3 Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232: Due e Coro. De torrente in via bibet - George Frideric Handel & Natalie Dessay (4:23)
  4. 4 Orlando, opera, HWV 31: Act 1. Scene 10. Recitativo. Tubbidirò, crudele / - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:14)
  5. 5 Il Delirio Amoroso (Da Quel Giorno Fatale), cantata for soprano & instruments, HWV 99: Aria. Un pensiero voli in ciel - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (6:35)
  6. 6 La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47: Arioso. Piangete, sì, piangete - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:45)
  7. 7 Tamerlano, opera, HWV 18: Act 1. Scene 6. Aria. Ciel e terra armi di sdegno - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:36)
  8. 8 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act 1. Scene 11. Duetto. Son nata a lagrimar - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (8:18)
  9. 9 Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, oratorio, HWV 46a: Quartetto. Voglio tempo per risolvere - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:08)
  10. 10 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act 3. Scene 3. Recitativo. E pur così in un giorn - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (7:41)
  11. 11 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Act 1. Scene 9. Aria. Venti turbini - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (3:46)
  12. 12 Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Sorge il di), dramatic cantata, HWV 72: Aria. Benchè tuoni e l'etra avvampi - George Frideric Handel & Delphine Haidan (3:13)
  13. 13 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act 2. Scene 8. Aria. Se pietà - George Frideric Handel & Natalie Dessay (9:51)
  14. 14 Theodora, oratorio, HWV 68: Act 3. Scene 5. How strange their ends - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (4:20)
  15. 15 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. Scene 7. Hallelujah - George Frideric Handel & Emmanuelle Haïm (5:02)
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