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) [BluRay-rip]  Music

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

Rameau - Dardanus (Raphaël Pichon) (2016) [BluRay-rip]
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.
Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Les Agremens, Guy van Waas - Rameau: Le temple de la gloire (2015)

Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Les Agremens, Guy van Waas - Rameau: Le temple de la gloire (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:08 + 67:27 | 641 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Ricercar | Catalog: RIC 363

Unlike Rameau's other operatic output, 'Le Temple de la Gloire' has been incomprehensibly neglected on disc and on the stage until very recently. There have been a few recordings of the dances from the opera, arranged into suites, but this is the first recording of the complete work. The libretto by Voltaire involves mainly allegorical, symbolic and mythical characters, but its intention is serious – namely to demonstrate his philosophy advocating tolerance, freedom, the welfare and contentment of the people. Of course these are concepts which few of us would argue with today, but it was a different matter under the absolutism of the 18th century.
La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Rameau: Concerts mis en simphonie (2010)

La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Rameau: Concerts mis en simphonie (2010)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:30 | 433 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Vendee | Catalog: 605006

These "concerts mis en simphonie" are Jean-Philippe Rameau's Pièces de clavecin en concert of 1741, orchestrated for strings and winds (but no harpsichord) by Hugo Reyne, flutist and director of the historical-instrument group La Simphonie du Marais. Rameau's originals are for violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, but unlike in an Italian trio sonata or accompanied sonata the harpsichord is at the center of the group. The violin and gamba are accompanimental and can optionally be replaced with other instruments.

Rameau - Zoroastre (Sigiswald Kuijken) [1990/1983]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 13, 2017
Rameau - Zoroastre (Sigiswald Kuijken) [1990/1983]

Rameau - Zoroastre (Sigiswald Kuijken) [1990/1983]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD77144 | TT: 183'53 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 707 Mb

Zoroastre was first performed in Paris in 1749 and was, by and large, well received. But the librettist, Cahusac was taken to task by some for relegating the love element in the opera to a secondary place. When it was revived in 1756 Cahusac made shifts of emphasis within the plot and it is this version as it first appeared, rather than that which involved yet further small changes later in the season, which is performed here. The libretto deals with the conflict between Good and Evil or Light and Darkness central to Zoroastrianism. Oromases, King of the Genies, represents the former and has Zoroastre as his high priest, while Abramane, high priest of the Temple of Darkness represents the latter. The chief protagonists in the drama are Zoroastre and Abramane who vie for power, glory and love; their characters are skilfully and often strikingly portrayed by Rameau, whose score is richly endowed with bold dashes of colour.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Rameau: Zoroastre (2002)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Rameau: Zoroastre (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:42:29 | 869 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 0927 43182-2

While Freemasonry's secrecy has always aroused distrust, its enlightened principles and belief in virtue, liberty, fraternity, and equality have attracted large numbers of intellectuals and artists; one of its most famous adherents was Mozart. However, his opera The Magic Flute was not the first to be inspired by its teachings but was preceded in 1749 by Rameau's Zoroastre. Its initial reception was so cool that Rameau and his librettist, Louis de Cahusac (a prominent Mason) undertook extensive revisions. The new version was produced–by coincidence or fate?–in 1756, the year of Mozart's birth, and became a great success.

Note Forget - Le Rameau d'Or de la Sybille de Cumes (2017)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 31, 2017
Note Forget - Le Rameau d'Or de la Sybille de Cumes (2017)

Note Forget - Le Rameau d'Or de la Sybille de Cumes (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 200 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Jazz | Label: Self Production

Le Rameau d’Or de la Sybille de Cumes est une allégorie qui exprime l’intention musicale de Note Forget. Elle est construite autour de l’exploration introspective de ce qu’ils sont en tant que groupe mais exhume tout autant leurs influences individuelles. Pour se faire ils ont choisi de travailler une matière ondoyante, un corpus de compositions qui joue sur les contrastes et les nuances tout en essayant de conserver une teinte particulière.
Cette atmosphère méditative insiste sur les mesures à trois temps pour imprégner l’aspect cyclique.

Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016) {Erato}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 23, 2017
Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016) {Erato}

Jean Rondeau - Vertigo: Rameau & Royer (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+Booktet | RAR | 485 mb
Classical, Baroque, Renaissance | Label: Erato - 2564697458

France’s leading young harpsichordist performs works by two masters of the French Baroque. No surprises there, perhaps … but the harpsichordist in question is Jean Rondeau and the album is called Vertigo. It conceives the harpsichord in vividly theatrical terms. Vertigo takes its name from a dramatic, rhapsodic piece by Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, who, along with Jean-Philippe Rameau, forms the focus of this album. If Rameau (1683–1764) is the better-known composer today, especially admired for such operatic masterpieces as Hippolyte et Aricie and Platée, the younger Royer (1705–1755) was also a major figure in his time, rising to become master of music at the court of Louis XV. Both Rameau and Royer excelled in keyboard music and in works for the stage. As Jean Rondeau says: “These two illustrious composers battled for the top spot at the Opéra.” He describes them as “two magicians, two master architects, amongst the most wildly imaginative and brilliant of their era … Two composers who also tried to capture echoes of grand theatre with the palette offered by their keyboard.