JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Platée.
Catalogue Number: 12M027
Label: Warner Classics
Reference: 2564 680209
Description: One of only two comédie-lyriques by Rameau, this 1745 work is notable for its richly orchestrated score which needs to depict many colorful and comic characters, disguises, charades and other situations. This was the work's third recording and still considered to be its best. 2 CDs. No libretto. Gilles Ragon, Guy de Mey (tenors), Jennifer Smith (soprano), Guillemette Laurens (mezzo), Vincent Le Texier (bass-baritone), Ensemble Vocal Françoise Herr, Les Musiciens du Louvre; Marc Minkowski. Original 1990 Erato release.