Started by Harry, June 23, 2007, 08:46:08 AM
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Quote from: Elgarian on April 16, 2009, 12:29:01 AMI've given serious thought to buying that, but when I checked out a few snippets from You tube there seemed to be a good deal of merely spoken dialogue, rather than music. Is it so?
Quote from: traverso on April 16, 2009, 12:34:49 AMIndeed - Moliere was a (superb) playwright; Lully only composed the incidental music. But the features you mentioned in your review are all there, including a chaconne in the final chorus.
Quote from: Elgarian on April 16, 2009, 12:45:44 AMThanks, but I'll pester you again, if I may. Is Lully's music mostly instrumental, then, and confined to the 'ballet' sections? You mentioned a final chorus - but how much singing is there apart from that (if any)??
Quote from: traverso on April 16, 2009, 12:54:05 AMVocal music is mostly limited to the prologue, first act and final act (an extended, colourful divertissiment). About one third of Lully's total contribution there is texted and therefore sung.
Quote from: Elgarian on April 16, 2009, 01:00:41 AMThanks for this. I think if I'd discovered Gentilhomme, and then moved on to Cadmus, I'd be thrilled; but I'm not so sure about the reverse: I have the feeling that there won't be enough music in Gentilhomme for me, even though I'd love to support these Alpha folk in their endeavours.
Quote from: Drasko on June 02, 2009, 09:24:57 AMIs anyone familiar with Hugo Reyne Lully series on Accord. I'm particularly interested in Isis and Amadis and there doesn't seem to be many reviews around. Where is erato, our tragedie en musique loving Norwegian? Have you heard any?
Quote from: erato on June 02, 2009, 09:42:26 AMMy baroque opera moneyspending recently have gone towards recent Handel opera (Faramoondo & Ezio) issues, Handel cantatas (the Glossa series), and some Hyperion oratorio sets, as well as filling out the holes in my Opus 111 Vivaldi opera series, and the K 617 Cavalli Gli Amori di Apolllo et Daphne (superb BTW).
Quote from: Drasko on June 02, 2009, 10:07:59 AMI'm currently in a Lully phase - Gentilhomme (have it!) and Cadmus from Alpha, Herreweghe Armide (have it!), Minkowski's Phaeton (have it!) , lots of motets on Naxos (have all three discs!), Malgoire's second Alceste (mp3 rip unfortunately, it is ridiculously oop)...with Rousset's Roland on order from europadisc (have it!)
Quote from: erato on June 02, 2009, 10:16:38 AMWhy not go for the superb productions of Psyche and also Thesee on cpo from the Boston Early Music Festival?
Quote from: Elgarian on September 09, 2009, 01:56:45 AMBut these are quibbles. The music is the thing, and it's stupendous. Just get one.
Quote from: erato on September 09, 2009, 02:08:57 AMBut whatever you do; BE SURE to pick up the cpo Psyche if this has wetted your appetite for Lully!
Quote from: Elgarian on September 09, 2009, 09:26:44 AMOh yes indeed - I already have one on order, Erato. And also a copy of Phaeton (Minkowski).
Quote from: erato on September 09, 2009, 09:33:13 AMI'm a Lulliste.
Quote from: Que on September 10, 2009, 01:50:49 AMSpotted this at jpc for 9,99 euros, which is a steal.
Quote from: Elgarian on September 09, 2009, 01:21:37 PMI think I am a soon-to-be-Lulliste.
Page created in 0.032 seconds with 24 queries.