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« Reply #240 on: October 03, 2017, 10:41:59 AM »
Pancrace Royer, Pyrrhus



Pancrace Royer is mostly known as an extravagant harpsichordist, who left us some keyboard pieces full of invention.  After spending number of years, accompanying rehearsals at the lyric opera he eventually became the director of the royal academy theater.  This exposure to lyric works led to this composition which had a limited success during his lifetime.  It is a pleasant listening, but lacks surprises.  It is a long series of recitatives with occasional instrumental breaks.  There are also a couple of short choral ensembles.  Campra is closest to his composition style.
Some of the singers do not put their accentuation on the tonic or dominant which sounds strange to my ears.

Thank you for the heads up!


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Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Reply #241 on: November 16, 2017, 03:53:59 AM »
Sorry if I'm late breaking the news, but these ought to be mentioned here I think:




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Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Reply #242 on: November 16, 2017, 10:01:25 AM »
Sorry if I'm late breaking the news, but these ought to be mentioned here I think:




The Marais is a reissue, without the libretto, I suspect - but it's a terrific recording.

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Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Reply #243 on: November 17, 2017, 01:07:13 AM »
The Marais is a reissue, without the libretto, I suspect - but it's a terrific recording.

Thanks, wasn't aware ... but as I don't have the original release ...
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Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Reply #244 on: November 25, 2017, 12:26:43 AM »
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Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Reply #245 on: December 03, 2017, 12:12:27 PM »
Giving an other spin for Isbé which will almost certainly be on my bestof list for 2017



The music, from the orchestration to the clever interweaving of recitative airs and choruses make this a lovely baroque opera.  And the realisation by these Budapest orchestra & chorus is exemplary.   I love this 3 CD set.

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Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Reply #246 on: December 03, 2017, 02:39:15 PM »
The Marais is a reissue, without the libretto, I suspect - but it's a terrific recording.
It has the libretto.

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