This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l'Amour and other works by Louis XIV's famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse. Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l'Amour and other works by Louis XIV's famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse. Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
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Format: CD
Label: ALPHA
Rel. Date: 08/27/2021
UPC: 3760014197475

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Artist: Charpentier / Gens / Ensemble Les Surprises
Format: CD
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1. * Amadis (Excerpts)
2. »
3. Act III: Toi Qui Dans Ce Tombeau
4. »
5. Act I: Prélude
6. Track 6
7. Achille Et Polyxène: Calme Tes Déplaisirs
8. Track 8
9. Thétis Et Pélée: Tempête
10. Track 10
11. Circé: Désirs, Transports
12. Track 12
13. Proserpine: Deuxième Air
14. Track 14
15. Le Temple de la Paix Suite: VII. Entrée Des Bretons Et Brettones, Passepieds
16. Proserpine (Excerpts)
17. »
18. Act III: O Malheureuse Mère
19. »
20. Act III: Que Tout Se Ressente de la Fureur
21. 1
22. Atys, LWV 53, Act III: Ritournelle: Espoir Si Cher Et Si Doux
23. 1
24. La Naissance de Vénus, Part II: Dieu Des Enfers Écoutez Mes Peines
25. 1
26. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Canaries
27. 1
28. Armide, Act II: Enfin Il Est en Ma Puissance
29. 1
30. Persée: Ouverture
31. 1
32. Le Triomphe de L'amour: Air de la Nuit: Voici Le Favorable Temps
33. 1
34. La Diane de Fontainebleau: Choeur Du Sommeil
35. Alceste (Excerpts)
36. » 1
37. Act III: Pompe Funèbre
38. » 1
39. Act III: La Mort, la Mort Barbare
40. Médée (Excerpts)
41. » 1
42. Act III: Quel Prix de Mon Amour
43. » 2
44. Act III: Noires Filles Du Stix
45. 2
46. Le Triomphe de L'amour: Air Pour L'entrée de Borée Et Des Quatre Vents

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This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l'Amour and other works by Louis XIV's famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse. Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.