The career of Jean-Philippe Rameau extended over many years and witnessed many changes, and his contributions to music theory and the opera continue to enjoy the greatest prestige even today. While most of Rameau's operas contain several acts, Pygmalion and Dardanus belong to a little series of one-act works (or actes de ballet) that he composed beginning in 1748. Our recording presents a selection of these operas with suites and arias. The arias are interpreted by the Swedish singer Anders J. Dahlin, who is regarded as one of the most versatile tenors of his generation and as a sought-after vocal-cord acrobat. On the present album he is a so-called haute-contre, which should not be confused with a countertenor. Instead, this particular voice register refers to a tenor who produces his high notes with a chest voice or a voix mixte consisting of chest and head voices. The haute-contre is a specialty of the French Baroque opera, and Dahlin's opera performances also include some principal roles from Rameau's works. An absolute listening must!
The career of Jean-Philippe Rameau extended over many years and witnessed many changes, and his contributions to music theory and the opera continue to enjoy the greatest prestige even today. While most of Rameau's operas contain several acts, Pygmalion and Dardanus belong to a little series of one-act works (or actes de ballet) that he composed beginning in 1748. Our recording presents a selection of these operas with suites and arias. The arias are interpreted by the Swedish singer Anders J. Dahlin, who is regarded as one of the most versatile tenors of his generation and as a sought-after vocal-cord acrobat. On the present album he is a so-called haute-contre, which should not be confused with a countertenor. Instead, this particular voice register refers to a tenor who produces his high notes with a chest voice or a voix mixte consisting of chest and head voices. The haute-contre is a specialty of the French Baroque opera, and Dahlin's opera performances also include some principal roles from Rameau's works. An absolute listening must!
761203515622

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Format: CD
Label: CPO RECORDS
Rel. Date: 09/04/2020
UPC: 761203515622

Suites & Arias
Artist: Rameau / Dahlin / Gaigg
Format: CD
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1. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Overture
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2. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Fatal Amour
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3. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Air. Très Lent
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4. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Air Gai
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5. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Pantomime Niaise
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6. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): 2e Pantomime Tres Vive
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7. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Regne Amour
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8. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Air Pour Les Graces
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9. Pigmalion, Rct 52 (Excerpts): Rondeau Contredanse
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10. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Overture
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11. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Air Pour Les Jeux Et Les Plaisirs (1)
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12. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Air Pour Les Jeux Et Les Plaisirs (2)
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13. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Air Gracieux
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14. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Rigaudon
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15. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Air Vif
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16. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Rigaudons I & II
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17. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Ritournelle Vive
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18. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Lieux Funestes
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19. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Loure
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20. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Air Gai En Rondeau
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21. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Menuets I & II
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22. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Tambourins 1 Et 2
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23. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Sommeil - Rondeau Tendre - Air Tres Vif - Calme Ds Sens - Air Tendre - Gavotte Vive
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24. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Hatons-Nous, Courons A La Gloire
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25. Dardanus, Rct 35 (Excerpts): Chaconne
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The career of Jean-Philippe Rameau extended over many years and witnessed many changes, and his contributions to music theory and the opera continue to enjoy the greatest prestige even today. While most of Rameau's operas contain several acts, Pygmalion and Dardanus belong to a little series of one-act works (or actes de ballet) that he composed beginning in 1748. Our recording presents a selection of these operas with suites and arias. The arias are interpreted by the Swedish singer Anders J. Dahlin, who is regarded as one of the most versatile tenors of his generation and as a sought-after vocal-cord acrobat. On the present album he is a so-called haute-contre, which should not be confused with a countertenor. Instead, this particular voice register refers to a tenor who produces his high notes with a chest voice or a voix mixte consisting of chest and head voices. The haute-contre is a specialty of the French Baroque opera, and Dahlin's opera performances also include some principal roles from Rameau's works. An absolute listening must!