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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux enfers


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Muzyka Barokowa
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2017-09-11,
Wydawnicto Audiofilskie

kontynent: Europa
kraj: Francja
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
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Editor's info:
'La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers', Charpentier's last short opera, was written for his patron Mademoiselle de Guise [Marie de Lorraine, Duchesse de Guise, Duchesse de Joyeuse, Princesse de Joinville, 1615-88] and constitutes in its breadth and dramatic density a little gem of 17th-century French vocal art.

Charpentier made use of all 10 singers employed by Mademoiselle de Guise at the time, using the Orpheus' myth, albeit one left in suspension, without a resolution; a carefree and happy ‘descent’ that celebrates Orpheus’ song and the enchanting power of music. Charpentier was one of the first French composers to use this story in its full dimensions. He had already produced a short divertissement called 'Orphée descendant aux Enfers', which may be regarded as the earliest example of the French cantata, a miniature vocal genre that flourished in aristocratic gatherings of the early 18th century. Conceived on a larger scale, 'La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers' unfolds over two acts. The first installs the listener in the bucolic universe typical of the pastorale, peopled by nymphs led by Daphne, Arethusa and OEnone, who have come to celebrate the wedding of their companion Eurydice with the shepherd Orpheus. Eurydice is mortally wounded by a serpent and her sudden death leaves her companions and Orpheus distraught and tearful. The longer Act Two traces Orpheus’ difficult quest through the Underworld, where he charms first of all the damned souls, then Proserpina and Pluto, with his songs in the hope of bringing Eurydice back with him. He is finally allowed to leave with Eurydice, though warned that he must not meet her gaze until he has seen the light of day once more; otherwise, he will have to abandon her to the realm of the dead for ever. Charpentier’s manuscript stops at this point, as Orpheus commences his journey back to the light, leaving the denizens of the Underworld in despair at his departure.

A poetic experience amid the depths of night, which inspired Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondances in this new edition, recorded in Grenoble in January last year.

muzycy:
Robert Getchell (Orphée)
Caroline Weynants (Eurydice)
Caroline Dangin-Bardot (Oenone)
Violaine Le Chenadec (Daphné)
Caroline Arud (Aréthuse)
Lucile Richardot (Proserpine)
Stephen Collardelle (Ixion)
Davy Cornillot (Tantale)
Étienne Bazola (Apollon/Titye)
Nicolas Brooymans (Pluton)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

utwory:
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers
Premier Acte: Ouverture
Premier Acte, Scene 1: Inventons mille jeux divers
Premier Acte, Scene 1: Compagnes fideles
Premier Acte, Scene 1: Soutiens-moi, chere Onone
Premier Acte, Scene 2: Ah ! Bergers, c'en est fait
Premier Acte, Scene 2: Entrée de Nymphes et de Bergers désespérés
Premier Acte, Scene 2: Lâche amant
Premier Acte, Scene 3: Ne tourne point, mon fils
Premier Acte, Scene 3: Que d'un frivole espoir
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 1: Affreux tourments
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 2: Cessez, cessez fameux coupables
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 2: Quelle touchante voix
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 2: Je ne refuse point
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 2: Il n'est rien aux Enfers
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 2: Entrée des Fantômes
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Que cherche en mon palais
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Je ne viens point ici
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Pauvre amant
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Eurydice n'est plus
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Le destin est contraire
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Tu ne la perdras point
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Quel charme impérieux
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Souviens-toi du larcin
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 3: Je cede, je me rends
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 4: Vous partez donc
Second Acte, L'Enfer, Scene 4: Entrée des Fantômes

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