A French Baroque Diva - Arias for Marie FelLOUIS LACOSTE (c.1675-c.1750): Philomèle, MICHEL-RICHARD DE LALANDE (1657-1726): from Exsurgat Deus, S71, Te Deum laudamus, S32 and Cantate Domino, S72, JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778): Salve Regina, JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): from Castor et Pollux, Ramée and La lyre enchantée (Divertissement from Les surprises de l'Amour), JEAN-JOSEPH CASSANÉA DE MONDONVILLE (1711-1772): from Daphnis et Alcimadure and Venite, exsultemus, JOSEPH HECTOR FIOCCO (1703-1741): from Laudate pueri.
Catalogue Number: 06P019
Reference: CDA 68035
Description: A recital grouped around arias mostly written expressly for Fel, the most famous singer of her generation at the Paris Opéra and the court of Louis XV, celebrated for her virtuosity and expressiveness. Excellent, cogent and intelligent notes place each piece in its parent opera or motet and bring out the feeling of a personality, her time and her place. French, Occitan-English texts. Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore.