JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Les Boréades.
Catalogue Number: 09W017
Label: Chateau de Versailles
Description: Only the second recording of Rameau’s late (1763) masterpiece which was never performed until 1964. The writing for orchestra and choir is wildly virtuosic, the melodic invention is exceptional, the drama is powerful: it is a veritable musical testament, a succession of violent elements, passionate duets and heartrending lamentations. 3 CDs. French-English libretto. Deborah Cachet, Caroline Weynants (sopranos), Mathias Vidal (tenor), Nicolas Brooymans (bass), Collegium 1704; Václav Luks.