Pychon Pygmalion Rameau

Pichon, Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor & Pollux (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 6, 2016
Pichon, Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor & Pollux (2015)

Pichon, Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor & Pollux (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 675 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 337 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902212

In contrast to its reception in 1737, 'Castor et Pollux' enjoyed great success in 1754 and it was given regularly until 1755. It was revived again at court in November 1763, then at the Académie Royale de Musique from January 1764 (six months before the elderly Rameau’s death) until 1765, and continued to receive frequent performances from 1770 to 1782: eloquent testimony to its popularity. Thanks to the recent discovery of a manuscript close to the autograph that Rameau finalised in the last months of 1753, this second version of the work, with its tauter dramatic action, can now be heard in the pristine splendour and refinement of its orchestration. As a result the revised tragédie lyrique, unfairly overshadowed nowadays by the 1737 version, emerges in its full force and dramatic power under the inspired direction of Raphaël Pichon.

Rameau - Dardanus (Raphael Pichon) (2016) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 18, 2017
Rameau - Dardanus (Raphael Pichon) (2016) [Blu-Ray]

Rameau - Dardanus (Raphaël Pichon) (2016) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24287 kbps / 1080i / 23.976 fps | 189 min | 42,3 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2015 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 4972 kbps / 23.976 fps | 189 min | 8,59 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16-bit
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: English, German, French

This video was recorded live at performances of the original version of 'Dardanus' (1739) given at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux in April 2015, in a production by Michel Fau and choreography by Christopher Williams. Raphaël Pichon, the Ensemble Pygmalion and a peerless line-up of soloists received unanimous acclaim from public and press alike.
“van Mechelen rises splendidly to his major dramatic interventions and Florian Sempey as his rival Antenor is commanding and resonant. Michael Fau’s production with effective use of gesture and dance, and Emanuel Charles’s highly coloured, stately sets make for a very handsome visual presentation … Pygmalion provides vigorous and expert orchestral accompaniment, and Raphael Pichon’s assured direction secures superb coordination with the soloists and the firmly focused chorus.” (BBC Music Magazine)
Sabine Devieilhe, Alexis Kossenko - Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de l'amour (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Sabine Devieilhe, Alexis Kossenko - Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de l'amour (2013) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.36 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Sabine Devieilhe, the young French lyric-coloratura soprano, is a singer “whose upper register, like her virtuosity, appears limitless, while her verbal sense and dramatic engagement are breathtaking”. A prizewinner in the 2013 Victoires de la Musique Classique, France’s equivalent of the Grammys, she has recorded a ravishing programme of excerpts from operas by Rameau with conductor Alexis Kossenko and his ensemble Les Ambassadeurs.
Rameau - Le Grand Theatre De L'Amour - Sabine Devieilhe (2013) {Erato Warner Classics}

Rameau - Le Grand Theatre De L'Amour - Sabine Devieilhe (2013) {Erato Warner Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 394 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 191 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Erato / Warner Classics | 5099993414920
Classical / Baroque / Vocal

Sabine Devieilhe, the young French lyric-coloratura soprano, is a singer “whose upper register, like her virtuosity, appears limitless, while her verbal sense and dramatic engagement are breathtaking”. A prizewinner in the 2013 Victoires de la Musique Classique, France’s equivalent of the Grammys, she has recorded a ravishing programme of excerpts from operas by Rameau with conductor Alexis Kossenko and his ensemble Les Ambassadeurs.
Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court (2017)

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 102:26 min | 503 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2017

Late sixteenth-century Florence was alive with theater. Seeking to achieve the perfect blend between music and poetry, intermedi (interludes) were inserted into plays. These interludes were presented with lavish visual and musical resources. After reaching an initial peak in 1589 with the intermedi composed for Bargagli's La pellegrina, the tradition survived the burgeoning genre of opera through the work of such composers as Peri, Caccini, Monteverdi and Gagliano. On this release, rather than aiming for the impossible ideal of a reconstruction, Raphaël Pichon has devised a sort of imaginary intermedi by selecting the finest gems from this repertory, featuring the figures of Apollo, Orpheus and Eurydice, and above all Cupid.

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Sir Anthony Lewis) [1995/1965]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 11, 2017
Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Sir Anthony Lewis) [1995/1965]

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Sir Anthony Lewis) [1995/1965]
Classical | DECCA 444 526-2 | TT: 146.05 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 730 Mb

Rameau was almost 50 when he wrote Hippolyte et Aricie and there was little in his life to suggest he was about to embark on a major new career as an opera composer. He was famous for his works on music theory as well as books of harpsichord pieces. The closest he had come to writing dramatic music was composing a few secular cantatas and some popular pieces for the Paris fairs for his friend Alexis Piron. Yet Rameau's eagerness to write an opera is shown by a letter he wrote in October 1727 to Antoine Houdar de La Motte asking for a libretto. It was a strange choice; once famous for providing the texts to such works as André Campra's L'Europe galante (1697) and Marin Marais's Alcyone (1706), Houdar de La Motte had written nothing for the musical stage for almost 20 years. Nothing came of the request and there is no record of any reply, but the fact that Rameau carefully preserved his own letter among his personal papers proves how much the project must have meant to him.
Swedish RSO, Daniel Harding - Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique; Rameau - Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902244 | Time: 01:10:51

A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled Late Baroque art of Rameau. However, separated by less than a century, the same passion links these two works that prove more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra shows its versatility under Daniel Harding, who posses a matchless gift for establishing a dialogue between these two pioneering geniuses.
Ensemble Zaïs, Paul Goussot - Rameau & Handel: Dom Bedos (2014)

Ensemble Zaïs, Paul Goussot - Rameau & Handel: Dom Bedos (2014)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 358 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 163 Mb (5% Rec.) | Covers +d.booklet included
Classical | Label: Paraty Productions, PARATY 714127 | 2014 | 01:08:22

Handel s concertos for organ and Rameau s concert harpsichord pieces figure among the most original works in the keyboard repertoire of the 18th century. The Dom Bedos organ is one of the rare French instruments from the 18th century equipped with a 32-foot manual organ stop, endowing the grand plein-jeu with an incredible depth. The process of re-working and adapting musical material was a very common practice and some of these harpsichord pieces en concert seem to suit the organ perfectly.
Music and the French Enlightenment: Rameau and the Philosophes in Dialogue, 2nd edition

Music and the French Enlightenment: Rameau and the Philosophes in Dialogue by Cynthia Verba
2016 | ISBN: 019938102X | English | 216 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra - Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2: Leclair, Charpentier, Rameau (2016)

Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra - Comédie et Tragédie, Volume 2: Leclair, Charpentier, Rameau (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:29 | 328 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 0810

This programme completes the Comédie et Tragédie project with Tempesta di Mare, and consists of suites made up of orchestral excerpts from three dramatic works of the French stage, spanning seventy-three years, all highlighting the importance of dance as a part of drama.