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Andre Campra
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:45:58 PM »

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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 11:12:59 AM »
For better quality vocals, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg70yC6xkb0

Now I wonder if there are any recordings available, I see it comes from Les Fetes Venitiennes....

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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010, 11:15:46 AM »
Still no luck with the Fetes Venitiennes, however this album seems promising:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfFAnBXPknE

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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 04:37:27 AM »
I'm always pleasantly jolted with things like this - that you find this so wonderful, and that I find it so prosaic and dull is a wonderful reminder of how different our aesthetics can be when discussing the same thing.
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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 04:01:26 PM »
I'm always pleasantly jolted with things like this - that you find this so wonderful, and that I find it so prosaic and dull is a wonderful reminder of how different our aesthetics can be when discussing the same thing.

I agree. Campra's music almost put me to sleep, not because it was relaxing, but because it was boring and dull.
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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 12:34:24 AM »
Strange indeed, I like his Sommeil and the Papillon, the Sommeil does sound a bit boring if you stop it after a few secs and do not let the whole thing flourish - but if you listened to the whole piece this seems a bit perplexing. And yet I am sure that I like some things that you like and have been listening to the classical (from the medieval right up to the 20th c.) for a few years now. Perhaps somebody DOES like Campra in our forum?

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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 12:57:50 AM »
I don't think that Campra is a great composer but, at least, he composed some interesting music: the Requiem and the opera Idomenee (with a different finale of Mozart's opera) and some Motets (De Profundis, Notus in Judea Deus and in special the remarkable Beatus vir).

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Re: Andre Campra
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 01:59:02 AM »
Perhaps somebody DOES like Campra in our forum?

I do have moderate liking for Campra, and I think I posted few times about his music on the forum. Check French Baroque Music and French Baroque Opera threads. You could discover some other names of that era that might interest you. Don't think there is much future in starting separate threads on lesser known composers of French baroque, it's too much of a niche interest.