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Rameau: Pygmalion / Bernolet, Apotheosis Orchestra

Release Date: 08/23/2019 
Label:  Ramee   Catalog #: 1809  
Composer:  Jean-Philippe RameauGeorg Anton Benda
Performer:  Caroline WeynantsLieselot De WildePhilippe GagnéMorgane Heyse,   ... 
Conductor:  Korneel Bernolet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apotheosis OrchestraEnsemble Apotheosis
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With Cupid’s assistance, the sculptor Pygmalion brings his beloved creation to life. This recording treats us to two versions of the celebrated story. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s familiar one act opera Pigmalion, in which the deus ex machina fulfils Pygmalion’s desires, is followed by Georg Benda’s little-known gem of the same name: a gripping monodrama for spoken voice and orchestra in which we can imagine the sculptor undergoing an inner conflict between desire and reality. Rising star Korneel Bernolet conducts his Apotheosis Orchestra and a group of young vocal partners: the Canadian haute-contre Philippe Gagné sings the passionate Pigmalion in Rameau’s opéra-ballet, alongside Lieselot De Wilde as his wife Céphise and Read more Caroline Weynants as the divine Amour. Morgane Heyse performs the role of the enchanted Statue in both versions. German bass-baritone Norman D. Patzke makes his debut as voice actor for Benda’s monodrama. Read less

Works on This Recording

Pygmalion by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Caroline Weynants (Soprano), Lieselot De Wilde (Vocals), Philippe Gagné (Tenor),
Morgane Heyse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Korneel Bernolet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apotheosis Orchestra,  Ensemble Apotheosis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1748; Paris, France 
Pygmalion by Georg Anton Benda
Performer:  Norman Daniel Patzke (Narrator)
Conductor:  Korneel Bernolet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apotheosis Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Gotha, Germany 

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