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Rameau: Dardanus / Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 951   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Sabine DevieilheBernard RichterJoao FernandesBenoît Arnould,   ... 
Conductor:  Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the exploration of Bach’s ‘five’ Missae Breves concluding with the success of the original version of the B minor Mass, Ensemble Pygmalion has recorded Rameau’s Dardanus following a series of concerts unanimously hailed by the critics.

Although superior from the dramatic point of view, this second version of Dardanus proposed by Pygmalion has never, until the present day, been resurrected, with the exception of the famous aria ‘Lieux funestes’ from Act IV. A new edition was carried out (by Gilles Rico) based on the 1744 edition, also incorporating the numerous variants integrated by Rameau between 1744 and 1760, as he constantly strove to enrich the music’s emotional power.

Originally stemming totally
Read more from the restrictive form of Lully’s tragédie lyrique but also attesting to a pronounced taste for ‘extraordinary stories’, this work presents a more intimate, human sense of the drama, thereby tracing a very clear path towards the psychological explorations of the Classical era. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dardanus by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Sabine Devieilhe (Soprano), Bernard Richter (Tenor), Joao Fernandes (Bass),
Benoît Arnould (Baritone), Romain Champion (Tenor), Gaëlle Arquez (Soprano),
Alain Buet (Bass), Emmanuelle De Negri (Soprano)
Conductor:  Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739/1744; France 

Sound Samples

Dardanus: Overture
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Regnez, plaisirs, regnez
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Air gay et gracieux - Air pour la Jalousie et sa suite
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Je veux que sous mes lois - Plaisirs, enchainez-les
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Air vif pour les Plaisirs
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Quel calme!
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Brisez vos fers
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Nos mains forgent les traits
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: C'en est trop! Gardez-vous d'empoisonner vos traits
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Troubles cruels, soupcons injurieux
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Quand l'aquilon fougueux
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 1: Mortels, venez jouir des biens que je dispense
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 2: Par tes bienfaits, signale ta puissance
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 2: Menuet tendre en rondeau
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 2: Tambourin I-II
Dardanus: Prologue Scene 2: Pour celebrer les feux
Dardanus: Act I Scene 1: Cesse, cruel Amour, de regner sur mon ame (Iphise)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Ma fille, enfin le ciel seconde mon courroux (Teucer, Iphise)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Par des noeuds solemnels (Teucer, Antenor)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Par des jeux eclatans, consacrez la memoire (Antenor, Teucer, Chorus of Phrygian People and Warriors)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Entree pour les Guerriers
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Air: Allez jeune guerrier, courez a la victoire (A Phrygian Woman)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Il est temps de courir aus armes (Trio of Dreams and Chorus)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Mars, Bellone, guidez nos coups (Antenor, Teucer, Chorus)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Je cede au trouble affreux qui devore mon coeur (Iphise)
Dardanus: Act I Scene 2: Entree pour les Guerriers
Dardanus: Act II Scene 1: Tour l'avenir est present a mess yeux (Ismenor)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 2: On vient ... c'est (Ismenor, )
Dardanus: Act II Scene 3: Entendez me voix souveraine (Ismenor, Chorus of the Servants of Ismenor)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 3: Suspens ta brillante carriere (Ismenor)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 3: Air
Dardanus: Act II Scene 3: Nos cris ont penetre jusqu au sombre sejour (Ismenor)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 3: C'en est fait (Ismenor)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 3: Obeis aux lois des enfers (Chorus of the Servants of Ismenor)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 4: Je viens vous confier le trouble de mon coeur (Antenor, )
Dardanus: Act II Scene 5: Je la voi (, Iphise)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 5: D'un penchant si fatal (Iphise, )
Dardanus: Act II Scene 5: Dieux! qu'exigez-vous de mon zele?
Dardanus: Act II Scene 6: Elle fuit! ... Mais j'ai vu sa tendresse ()
Dardanus: Act II Scene 5: Air
Dardanus: Act III Scene 1: O jour affreux! (Iphise)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 1: est captif
Dardanus: Act II: gemit dans nos fers (Chorus)
Dardanus: Act II Scene 2: Ou courrez-vous? - Livrez-nous
Dardanus: Act III Scene 3: Ah, c'est en trop
Dardanus: Act III Scene 4: Que l'on chante, que l'on s'empresse (Chorus)
Dardanus: Act III Scene 4: Menuets
Dardanus: Act III Scene 4: Volez, plaisirs volez!
Dardanus: Act III Scene 4: Tambourin I-II
Dardanus: Act III Scene 4: Chantons tous (Chorus)
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 1: Lieux funestes ()
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 2: Quels sons melodieux? Quelle clarte nouvelle?
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 2: Viens ecouter nos voeux, vole dans ce sejour
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 2: Amour, Amour, quand tu veux nous surprendre
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 2: Gavotte I-II
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 2: Quel transport me saisit
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 3: Puis-je a ce prix aff reux vouloir sauver mes jours?
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 4: Cruel! Quel bruit, j'entends des armes!
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 5: Tes soldats dans nos murs ramenent le carnage
Dardanus: Act IV Scene 5: Bruit de guerre
Dardanus: Act V Scene 1: Ciel! Quelle horreur regne de toutes parts!
Dardanus: Act V Scene 1: Belle Princesse, enfin pour arriver a vous
Dardanus: Act V Scene 2: Quel odieux secours, cessez troupe inhumaine
Dardanus: Act V Scene 3: Mais quels concerts se font entendre? - C'est le bruit flatteur de leurs ailes
Dardanus: Act V Scene 3: Pour celebrer les feux dlun fils qu'il aime
Dardanus: Act V Scene 3: Menuet
Dardanus: Act V Scene 3: Que vos flambeaux éclairent nos rivages!
Dardanus: Act V Scene 3: Chaconne

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