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Donald Macleod introduces a complete performance of Rameau's acte de ballet Pygmalion, which was an instant hit with the Parisian public.

Donald Macleod introduces a complete performance of Rameau's acte de ballet of 1748 Pygmalion, which was an instant hit with the Parisian public. By this point, Rameau was so successful that he was officially banned from having more than two operas staged in a single year.

La Dauphine
Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

Pygmalion
Pygmalion ...... John Elwes (tenor)
Cephise ...... Mieke van der Sluis (soprano)
Statue ...... Francois Vanhecke (soprano)
Amour ...... Rachel Yakar (soprano)
Choeurs de la Chapelle Royale, Paris
La Petite Bande
Gustav Leonhardt (conductor).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les fêtes d'Hébé: Prologue (Accourez, riante jeunesse)

    Singer: Sophie Daneman. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Erato 3984210642.
    • Erato.
    • 8.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les fêtes d'Hébé: La danse

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Erato 3984261292.
    • Erato.
    • 12.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les fêtes d'Hébé: Première entrée

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Singer: Paul Agnew. Singer: Thierry Félix. Singer: Maryseult Wieczorek. Singer: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Erato 3984210642.
    • Erato.
    • 35.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux, Les soupirs, Les cyclops

    Performer: Olivier Baumont.
    • ADDA 581120.
    • ADDA.
    • 25.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour: Canope, Scenes 3 to 5

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Alain Buet. Singer: Tassis Christoyannis. Ensemble: Les Solistes du Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • GLOSSA : GCD-921629.
    • GLOSSA.
    • 6.

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