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Campra - the Rebel of Notre Dame

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 April 2013

Catherine Bott presents a profile of Andre Campra - a musical innovator, and something of a rebel at the turn of the 18th Century. His stint as Music Director of Notre Dame Cathedral was wracked with controversy, thanks to Campra's wishes to branch out into music for the theatre...a pastime which was abhorred by the ecclesiastical authorities.

When Campra produced the first ever opera-ballet in 1697, he did so under a thinly-disguised pseudonym, but the acclaim he received as a result of the success of "L'Europe Galante" catapulted him into Parisian celebrity and set him up for a glittering operatic career which lasted for another 40 years.

Recordings of Campra's motets and operatic dances are played from Paul Agnew, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.

Music Played

20 items
  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Prologue [L'Europe Galante]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    EDITIO CLASSICA, GD77059

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Quemadmodum desiderat cervus

    Performers: Jacqueline Nicolas (soprano), Anne-Marie Lasla (bass viol), William Christie (organ)

    DISQUES PIERRE VERANY, PV.784093

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Insere Domine

    Performers: Paul Agnew (tenor), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, 7243 5 45720-2

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Florete prata

    Performers: Paul Agnew (tenor), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS, 7243 5 45720-2

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Air: "Soupirons tous" [L'Europe Galante: La France]

    Performers: René Jacobs (countertenor), La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    EDITIO CLASSICA, GD77059

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Passepied I et II [L'Europe Galante: La France]

    Performers: René Jacobs (countertenor), La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    EDITIO CLASSICA, GD77059

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Rondeau [L'Europe Galante: L'Espagne]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    EDITIO CLASSICA, GD77059

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra La Forlana [L'Europe Galante: L'Italie]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    EDITIO CLASSICA, GD77059

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Passacaille [L'Europe Galante: La Turquie]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    EDITIO CLASSICA, GD77059

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Sanctus [Messe des Morts]

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ERATO, 0630-17892-2

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Prologue to 'L'Europe Galante'

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Quemadmodum desiderat cervus

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Insere Domine

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Florete prata

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Air "Soupirons tous" from L'Europe Galante (La France)

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Passepied I & II from L'Europe Galante (La France)

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Rondeau from L'Europe Galante (L'Espagne)

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra La Forlana from L'Europe Galante (L'Italie)

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Passacaille from L'Europe Galante (La Turquie)

  • Image for André Campra

    André Campra Sanctus from the Requiem

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