Lully - Armide
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Cat No: AP135
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Judith Van Wanroij
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
Choeur de chambre de Namur
Les Talens Lyriques
Armide is in the form of a tragédie en musique, a genre invented by Lully and Quinault, and was their last collaboration. It was a new form of opera that combined elements of classical French drama with ballet, French song and a new form of recitative. Critics in the 18th century regarded Armide as Lully's masterpiece and it continues to be well-regarded, featuring some of the best-known music in French baroque opera and being arguably ahead of its time in its psychological interest. The subject, chosen for Lully by King Louis XIV, is the enchantress Armide’s unhappy love for the knight Renaud, drawn from Tasso’s Gerusalemme liberata.
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