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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2013, 11:15:10 AM »
Excellent to see you've found Rameau's music, Daniel!
Here's some piano Rameau from Tharaud, wonderful stuff. :)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/flI9ASqq5Mk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/flI9ASqq5Mk</a>   <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/66ANf2LVdQs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/66ANf2LVdQs</a>


And see here for the complete Les Indes Galantes:

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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2013, 01:04:31 PM »
Excellent to see you've found Rameau's music, Daniel!
Here's some piano Rameau from Tharaud, wonderful stuff. :)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/flI9ASqq5Mk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/flI9ASqq5Mk</a>   <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/66ANf2LVdQs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/66ANf2LVdQs</a>


Listening to these now, absolutely gorgeous music. :) I love Tharaud's Chopin so I'm very glad to be hearing him play Rameau. Thanks, Karlo. :)
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2013, 01:58:11 PM »
Not to be forgotten:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/NybTtlHiFbk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/NybTtlHiFbk</a>

and of course:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gvuWhPUSSn8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gvuWhPUSSn8</a>
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013, 02:36:31 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gvuWhPUSSn8" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gvuWhPUSSn8</a>

Well, this is fabulous - I don't want to stop listening to it!! :D
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2013, 02:48:26 PM »
Well, this is fabulous - I don't want to stop listening to it!! :D

MadaboutRameau!   :D

c. 3 1/2 minutes of absolute fun!
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 05:04:07 AM »
Is there a strongly favored recording of PYGMALION/PIGMALION among the Rameau lovers here?  The three I've really been looking at are Niquet, Christie, and Leonhardt. 
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« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2013, 05:09:20 AM »

Is there a strongly favored recording of PYGMALION/PIGMALION among the Rameau lovers here?  The three I've really been looking at are Niquet, Christie, and Leonhardt.

I really like the Niquet, and for a bonus you can find this 2-fer and get a disc of Rameau's Motets.


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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2014, 03:29:47 AM »
2014 marks the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death (comme le temps s'envole!).  Fans may be interested in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France's many resources devoted to the composer inc: treatises and manuscripts as well as about twenty early recordings you can listen to online:   http://lettre-gallica.bnf.fr/jean-philippe-rameau

See also the site of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles - they are coordinating many of the activities of the sestercentennial:   http://www.rameau2014.fr/2014#712

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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2014, 05:20:40 AM »
2014 marks the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death (comme le temps s'envole!).  Fans may be interested in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France's many resources devoted to the composer inc: treatises and manuscripts as well as about twenty early recordings you can listen to online:   http://lettre-gallica.bnf.fr/jean-philippe-rameau

See also the site of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles - they are coordinating many of the activities of the sestercentennial:   http://www.rameau2014.fr/2014#712
Did you see the big Rameau box in the new releases?
With the Seon box I might end up passing, but it looks tasty.

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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2014, 08:27:00 AM »
Did you see the big Rameau box in the new releases?
With the Seon box I might end up passing, but it looks tasty.

No, but sounds like something I need and needs must pursue.  I hope the Tombeau de Rameau (sic) will not make me owe...
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« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2014, 03:03:57 AM »

Notes from the 2014 Salzburg Festival ( 3 )
Ouverture spirituelle • William Christie & Les Arts Florissant: Rameau and Mondonville: Motets






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Jolly Grand Motets

William Christie, the American gentleman early music pioneer, dapper and smiling like Michael Caine on a good day, led his band of splendid musicians, Les Arts Florissant, in a quartet of Grand Motets by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville in the Salzburg University’s Collegiate Church. After having missed the apparently beyond-spectacular Gardiner/mco_London Monteverdi performance at the Salzburg cathedral, I wasn’t going to take any chances missing another Overture spirituelle concert of early music in sacred setting… not that I would have missed...

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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2014, 02:14:31 PM »
Is there a strongly favored recording of PYGMALION/PIGMALION among the Rameau lovers here?  The three I've really been looking at are Niquet, Christie, and Leonhardt.

I have all three, and my favorite is Leonhardt's – with Niquet's coming in a very close second. I think Christie's is OK, but I'm not a huge fan of his conducting as I find it can be a little hard-driven and relentless. (My favourite conductor for Rameau is Frans Brüggen.)



Some people have rather helpfully posted all three versions of Pygmalion – plus a live version from William Christie – in their entirety on YouTube, so you can hear for yourself the differences and choose which one you prefer:

Rameau - Pygmalion (La Petite Bande / Gustav Leonhardt)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gVzbiKNEbUw" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gVzbiKNEbUw</a>
Trivia: There's a dodgy edit in the Ouverture, at 3:23. It's not a fault in the CD, it's part of
the recording. I'm a bit surprised that no-one involved in the recording noticed and/or
corrected it. (Maybe it couldn't be fixed.)




Rameau - Pigmalion (Le Concert Spirituel / Herve Niquet)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9KKl3TpXlKo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/9KKl3TpXlKo</a>



Rameau - Pygmalion (Les Arts Florissants / William Christie)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/mKJ9bR3Osos" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/mKJ9bR3Osos</a>



Rameau - Pygmalion (Les Arts Florissants / William Christie) (live)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/n1SzKPjHL1I" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/n1SzKPjHL1I</a>
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2014, 05:04:57 PM »
The ideal starting point for Rameau would be to buy/rent the DVD of opera/ballet
Les Indes Galantes

This is truely one of the very best baroque DVDs ever made, great music, singing and tremendous cheeky fun!
Set design and costumes are wonderful and very good picture quality, conductor William Christie



DA says it like it is, truly - and here's another chance for me to post some of my favourite youtube clips of Les Indes Galantes. (Some people, I'm told, can manage to get through life without owning a copy of this DVD. Can't see how, myself.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zegtH-acXE&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIi_TvIvUdk&NR=1

I'm with DarkAngel and Elgarian. If you have a spare three hours*, I reckon Les Indes Galantes is probably the best way to get to know Rameau. It's a never-ending stream of great melodies and visual spectacle.

Les Indes Galantes has been posted on YouTube in two parts.

Enjoy!

Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (Les Arts Florissants - William Christie) (Part 1)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/C6S_0BMkAyk" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/C6S_0BMkAyk</a>

Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (Les Arts Florissants - William Christie) (Part 2)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/NsTt80d0hH0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/NsTt80d0hH0</a>



(*If you can only spare 45 minutes, then Frans Brüggen's single disc of Les Indes Galantes excerpts would definitely be the way to go.)
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2014, 05:26:34 PM »
Great rec, Pop. I have that Galantes DVD along with theLes Boréades DVD, both amazingly enjoyable. I'm always looking for a third one to purchase, not sure which one. There's a new Hippolyte et Aricie blue ray I've got my eye on, the production looks extreme!  8)



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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2014, 05:44:45 PM »
Great rec, Pop. I have that Galantes DVD along with theLes Boréades DVD, both amazingly enjoyable. I'm always looking for a third one to purchase, not sure which one. There's a new Hippolyte et Aricie blue ray I've got my eye on, the production looks extreme!  8)



Hey, TheGSMoeller: I'm not at all keen on that particular production of Hippolyte et Aricie. Admittedly, I've only seen the first two acts (so far), but for me the set design and direction all add up to a big pile of "What were they thinking?"

Instead, I'd like to point you in the direction of the DVD of Les Paladins:



It's another one of those productions that visually is nonsense and has nothing to do with the Baroque (I don't think there were trampolines and trains in the Baroque era), but I found it thoroughly enjoyable nonsense.

(Slight Warning: It does contain a bit of harmless nudity.)

Courtesy of YouTube, here's a taste of the DVD:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/frpd5f0VUvo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/frpd5f0VUvo</a>
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2014, 05:58:00 PM »
Hey, TheGSMoeller: I'm not at all keen on that production of Hippolyte et Aricie. Admittedly, I've only seen the first two acts (so far), but for me the set design and direction all add up to a big pile of "What were they thinking?"

Instead, I'd like to point you in the direction of the DVD of Les Paladins:

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It's another one of those productions that visually is nonsense and has nothing to do with the Baroque (I don't think there were trampolines and trains in the Baroque era), but I found it thoroughly enjoyable nonsense.

(Slight Warning: It does contain a bit of all-in-good-fun nudity.)

Courtesy of YouTube, here's a taste of the DVD:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/frpd5f0VUvo" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/frpd5f0VUvo</a>

The Paladins DVD might be a better route anyway considering it's one of Rameau's operas I don't own. This could kill two birds with one disc.  ;D

Thanks again, friend!

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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2014, 06:30:25 PM »
The Paladins DVD might be a better route anyway considering it's one of Rameau's operas I don't own. This could kill two birds with one disc.  ;D

Thanks again, friend!

No problem.

There's also Zoroastre on Blu-ray. It can't compete with the Christie extravaganzas – this Zoroastre is a modest production, and fairly austere – but it is on Blu-ray. (And it is Zoroastre, my second favourite Rameau opera after Les Boréades).



By the way, the DVD production of Platée has just been released on Blu-ray.



I'm in no hurry to get it, though, because it's been upscaled (it wasn't originally recorded in High Definition).

However...

It's Rameau. On Blu-ray.
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2014, 10:11:10 PM »
And the Rameau DVDs keep on a-comin'...

Released 15 September 2014:

Rameau - Hippolyte et Aricie (Le Concert d'Astrée / Emmanuelle Haïm)

2 DVD
Running time: 180 minutes
Barcode: 0825646229178



http://www.warnerclassics.com/shop/3251821,0825646229178/emmanuelle-haim-rameau-hippolyte-et-aricie


Blurb on the Warner Classics website:

"In this DVD recorded live at the Paris Opéra Palais Garnier, Emmanuelle Haïm is joined by the orchestra of Le Concert d’Astrée on period instruments, as well stellar cast including Sarah Connolly as Phèdre, Stéphane Degout as Thésée, Anne-Catherine Gillet as Aricie and Topi Lehtipuu as Hippolyte in the acclaimed production from Ivan Alexandre."


Excerpts:

Acte I - Temple sacré, séjour tranquille
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-OJF_PmHOs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/E-OJF_PmHOs</a>

Acte II - Trio des Parques
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wZdrNY_TA78" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/wZdrNY_TA78</a>

Acte II - Air Thésée
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/W-5qzH0d2Hg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/W-5qzH0d2Hg</a>

Acte III - Récit & Air de Thésée
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nS_KXRFASps" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/nS_KXRFASps</a>

Acte IV - A la chasse!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-OksrK1ulHg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-OksrK1ulHg</a>


Photos from the production:


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[The New York Times via Pinterest]


That's more like it.
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Re: Jean Phillippe Rameau
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2014, 03:41:56 AM »
I like the look of that Hippolyte. I'll put that one in my wish list right next to the Paladins DVD.  :)

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« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2014, 06:22:34 AM »
This curiosity might be of interest to those who like Rameau and Mahler...just listen to the first bars, and see if it rings a bell  ;) :

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/na8N0uB1Dnc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/na8N0uB1Dnc</a>
Acante et Céphise: Ouverture

Pure coincidence (I really doubt that Mahler ever had access to this music), but odd in any case...

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