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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.
Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:46 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.
Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017)

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:46 min | 367 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.

Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 4, 2017
Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)

Jean-Claude Malgoire - Rameau: Les Paladins (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:45:27 | 703 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Arion | Catalog: ARN 263660

Jean-Claude Malgoire has been one of the more important French conductors of the latter twentieth and early twenty first centuries. He has focused heavily on Baroque music, though his repertory also includes operas by Mozart and Salieri. As music director of the La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy and l'Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, he has given many highly acclaimed concerts and opera productions, and made numerous recordings with major labels.
William Christie - Rameau: Pieces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de clavecin (2003)

William Christie - Rameau: Pièces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de clavecin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 739 Mb | Total time: 115:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2901120.21 | Recorded: 1983

Compared to his colleagues in the French Baroque harpsichord business, Rameau wrote relatively little keyboard music. It all fits on two discs. Like the keyboard sonatas of his contemporary Scarlatti, these pieces contain moments when Rameau clearly uses the harpsichord to evoke the sound of the orchestra–trumpets, flutes, and drums–but unlike Scarlatti's, several of these pieces were actually orchestrated and reappear as dance numbers in Rameau's operas. William Christie is our leading exponent of French Baroque opera, Rameau in particular, and it follows that he is alive to every detail in these fascinating and delightful miniatures. At midprice, this is a great deal.
-David Hurwitz
Mozart: The Weber Sisters - Sabine Devieilhe, Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion (2015) {Erato-Warner Classics 0825646075843}

Mozart: The Weber Sisters - Sabine Devieilhe, Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion (2015) {Erato-Warner Classics 0825646075843}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 344 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg+pdf) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Erato / Parlophone / Warner Classics | 0825646075843
Classical / Vocal Music

The story of how Mozart fell in love with the young singer Aloysia Weber, was dumped, and then married her younger sister Constanze is well known. The fact that a third sister, Josepha, figured in Mozart's career (and that the youngest sister, Sophia, remembered Mozart from her childhood) is less commonly appreciated. French soprano Sabine Devieilhe steps into the roles of Aloysia, Constanze, and Josepha here, making clear that all three must have been among the strongest sopranos of their time. She doesn't really try to differentiate among the voices of the three (which are at any rate unknowable), but all of them got powerhouse arias.

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Sept. 19, 2017
Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Antony Walker, Pinchgut Opera - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:19:17 | 698 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Pinchgut Live | Catalog: PG003

Pinchgut Opera presented one of the glories of the French baroque for the first time in Australia. Castor & Pollux is Rameau's finest creation. It's a story based in mythology about the self-sacrificing love between two brothers. The music goes straight to the heart. With some of the most beautiful vocal and orchestral writing of the period, the opera was an instant hit when it was first presented.
Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Daniel Harding - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - Rameau: Suite de Hippolyte et Aricie (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 70:45 minutes | 683 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A world might seem to divide the unbridled Romanticism of Berlioz from the highly controlled art of Rameau, standard-bearer of the French Late Baroque. And yet, at a distance of less than a century ('Hippolyte' was premiered in 1733, the 'Fantastique' in 1830), the same passion links two works more similar than their stylistic divergence might suggest. There is the same audacity in the orchestration, combined with an innate sense of drama that springs repeated rhythmic and harmonic surprises.
Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court (2017) [24/96]

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 102:26 minutes | 1.87 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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.
Ensemble les Surprises, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and Yves Rechsteiner - L'Héritage de Rameau (2017) [24/96]

Ensemble les Surprises, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas and Yves Rechsteiner - L'Héritage de Rameau (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:43 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The ensemble Les Surprises was born under the lucky star of Jean-Philippe Rameau, since its name refers to Les Surprises de l’Amour, the opéra-ballet he composed in 1748. Hence, after presenting two discs on the Ambronay Éditions label, the first devoted to Rebel and Francoeur, the second to Destouches and Delalande, I thought it important to tackle one of our favourite composers.