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Campra - the Rebel of Notre Dame

Catherine Bott profiles the musical rebel Andre Campra and his tenure as music director of Notre Dame Cathedral, which catapulted him into celebrity at the end of the 17th century.

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Apr 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • André Campra

    Prologue [L'Europe Galante]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    • EDITIO CLASSICA.
    • GD77059.
  • André Campra

    Quemadmodum desiderat cervus

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

    • DISQUES PIERRE VERANY.
    • PV.784093.
  • André Campra

    Insere Domine

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

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 7243 5 45720-2.
  • André Campra

    Florete prata

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

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 7243 5 45720-2.
  • André Campra

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

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

    • EDITIO CLASSICA.
    • GD77059.
  • André Campra

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

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

    • EDITIO CLASSICA.
    • GD77059.
  • André Campra

    Rondeau [L'Europe Galante: L'Espagne]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    • EDITIO CLASSICA.
    • GD77059.
  • André Campra

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

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    • EDITIO CLASSICA.
    • GD77059.
  • André Campra

    Passacaille [L'Europe Galante: La Turquie]

    Performers: La Petite Bande, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    • EDITIO CLASSICA.
    • GD77059.
  • André Campra

    Sanctus [Messe des Morts]

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

    • ERATO.
    • 0630-17892-2.
  • André Campra

    Prologue to 'L'Europe Galante'

  • André Campra

    Quemadmodum desiderat cervus

  • André Campra

    Insere Domine

  • André Campra

    Florete prata

  • André Campra

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

  • André Campra

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

  • André Campra

    Rondeau from L'Europe Galante (L'Espagne)

  • André Campra

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

  • André Campra

    Passacaille from L'Europe Galante (La Turquie)

  • André Campra

    Sanctus from the Requiem

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