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Gretry: Cephale Et Procris / Guy Van Waas, Les Agremens

Gretry / Les Agremens
Release Date: 10/12/2010 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  André Modeste Grétry
Performer:  Aurélie FranckCaroline WeynantsBénédicte TauranKatia Velletaz,   ... 
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Chamber ChoirLes Agrémens
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Only a few years were needed before Grétry became one of the most prominent personalities of the French musical world. The successes that he booked after his first opéra comique Le Huron (1769) won him the high esteem and personal friendship of the Dauphine, after which the Court also opened its doors to him and several of his works were performed there in succession. Official confirmation of his status came in 1773, when Louis XV and his court commissioned him to write a large-scale work for a special occasion: this was to be Céphale et Procris. Only a few years were needed before Grétry became one of the most prominent personalities of the French musical world. The successes that he booked after his first opéra comique Le Huron (1769) won him the high esteem and personal friendship of the Dauphine, after which the Court also opened its doors to him and several of his works were performed there in succession. Official confirmation of his status came in 1773, when Louis XV and his court commissioned him to write a large-scale work for a special occasion: this was to be Céphale et Procris. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Céphale et Procis by André Modeste Grétry
Performer:  Aurélie Franck (Voice), Caroline Weynants (Voice), Bénédicte Tauran (Soprano),
Katia Velletaz (Soprano), Pierre-Yves Pruvot (Baritone), Isabelle Cals (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Namur Chamber Choir,  Les Agrémens
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773 

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