Rameau - Anacreon (1754) | Signum SIGCD402

Rameau - Anacreon (1754)

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD402

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th September 2015

Contents

Artists

Matthew Brook
Anna Dennis
Agustin Prunell-Friend
Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor

Jonathan Williams

Works

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Anacreon (1754)

Artists

Matthew Brook
Anna Dennis
Agustin Prunell-Friend
Choir of the Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor

Jonathan Williams

About

Rameau wrote two complete 'Anacréons', both of them one-act 'acte de ballets', but with two different plots and librettos.

'Anacréon' (1754) was set to a libretto by Louis de Cahusac and had a successful premiere followed by some performances in Paris after the composer’s death, and then fell into oblivion for almost 250 years.

From fragmented manuscripts scattered through Paris’s libraries, Dr Jonathan Williams has reconstructed the work, had his edition published by Bärenreiter, and now leads this world première recording, joined by a leading cast of soloists and the Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment.

Cast:
- Matthew Brook [Anacréon]
- Anna Dennis [Chloé]
- Agustín Prunell-Friend [Batile]

Reviews

Rameau fans will rejoice over this world premiere recording … there’s elegant, expressive heart-warming singing from Matthew Brook and Anna Dennis. One of the chief pleasures lies in the band’s virtuosity, including a brace of fantastically flighty flutes, playing throughout with the most impressive, almost gleeful, brio.  Rebecca Tavener
Choir and Organ April 2016

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