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Four major french cantatas from the 18th. century based on the Greek Myths by Arion with Daniele Forget

Four major french cantatas from the 17th. and 18th. centuries.

$17.40

Arion ensemble
with Danièle Forget: soprano
French cantatas from the 18th. century
1994, Analekta, FL2 3018

Greek legends set to music by: Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, André Campra, Michel Pignolet de Montéclair.

The French chamber cantata can best be understood as an opera in miniature, in which a small number of instruments accompany a voice which plays, by turns, both narrator and protagonist.

These instrumentalists are, as always, perfect. Its members have the unrelinquishing knack of giving their score a very natural reading, hence l’Ensemble Arion maintains the height of its reputation. Danièle Forget’s voice (…) is perfectly conducive to this type of repertoire and isn’t of a dull, colourless timbre which is too often the case with many French prima donnas who risk singing this “delicate” repertoire.    – François Tousignant, Le Devoir 1994, Canada

Product Description

Arion ensemble
with Danièle Forget: soprano

This recording was originally released under the title “Mythologie – Cantates françaises”.

See program notes here.

Louis-Nicolas CLÉRAMBAULT (1676 – 1749)
Léandre et Héro, Cantate IIe à voix seule et symphonie
(Cantantes françaises…., Livre II, Paris 1713)

André CAMPRA (1660 – 1744)
Arion, Ve cantate avec flute, basse de viole et clavecin
(Cantantes françaises…., Livre I, Paris 1708)

Michel Pignolet de MONTÉCLAIR (1667 – 1737)
Pan et Syrinx, IVe cantate à voix seule avec un dessus de violon, de hautbois ou de flute
(Cantantes françaises…., Livre II, Paris  circa 1717)

Louis-Nicolas CLÉRAMBAULT (1676 – 1749)
Orphée, Cantate IIIe à voix seule et symphonie
(Cantantes françaises…., Livre I, Paris 1710)

Recorded in July 1994 at the Church Saint-Joseph de Rivière-des-Praires, Quebec.

Producer : Atmo Productions Inc
Sound recording and editing : Anton Kwiatkowski
Producers : Yves Beaupré and Anton Kwiatkowski

Under exclusive licence with Enregistrement Analekta Recording inc.

Made in Canada.

FL2 3018