℗ 2014 Hyperion Records Limited
Released June 1, 2014
Duration 1h 12m 54s
Record Label Hyperion
Genre Classical
 

A French Baroque Diva: Soprano Arias for Marie Fel

Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore

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Philomèle, Prologue  
1.1
Scene 1. Ah! quand reviendront nos beaux jours?
Pierre-Charles Roy; Louis Lacoste; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra; Carolyn Sampson
9:01
Exsurgat Deus, S. 71  
1.2
V. Regna terrae
Michel-Richard Delalande; Anonymous; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra; Carolyn Sampson
2:28
Te Deum laudamus, S. 32  
1.3
I. Sinfonie
Michel-Richard Delalande; Anonymous; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra
1:48
1.4
VIII. Tu rex gloriae
Michel-Richard Delalande; Anonymous; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra
1:58
1.5
IX. Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem
Michel-Richard Delalande; Anonymous; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson
3:22
Salve regina  
1.6
I. salve mater
Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Anonymous; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
4:32
1.7
II. Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Evae
Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Anonymous; Carolyn Sampson; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra
0:50
1.8
III. O clemens, o pia
Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Anonymous; Carolyn Sampson; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra
4:17
Castor et Pollux, Act I  
1.9
Scenes 2-3. Un tendre intérêt vous appelle – Tristes apprêts
Pierre-Joseph Bernard; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
7:03
Platée, Act III  
1.10
Scene 4. Amour, lance tes traits
Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jacques Autreau; Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d'Orville; Ex Cathedra; Carolyn Sampson; Jeffrey Skidmore
3:07
Daphnis et Alcimadure, Act I  
1.11
Scene 2. Gasouillats auzeléts
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson
3:48
Laudate pueri  
1.12
I. Laudate pueri
Joseph-Hector Fiocco; Anonymous; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
1:32
1.13
III. A solis ortu
Joseph-Hector Fiocco; Anonymous; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra
3:19
1.14
IV. Alleluia
Joseph-Hector Fiocco; Anonymous; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson
1:53
Venite, exsultemus  
1.15
IV. Venite, adoremus
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville; Anonymous; Ex Cathedra; Carolyn Sampson; Jeffrey Skidmore
3:04
La lyre enchantée  
1.16
I. Accordez vos sons et vos pas
Pierre-Joseph Bernard; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
3:44
1.17
II. Gavotte. Lyre enchanteresse
Pierre-Joseph Bernard; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra
1:52
1.18
III. Écoutons … D'un doux frémissement
Pierre-Joseph Bernard; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
1:54
1.19
IV. Vole, Amour, prête-moi tes armes
Pierre-Joseph Bernard; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jeffrey Skidmore; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra
3:36
1.20
V. Contredanse
Pierre-Joseph Bernard; Jean-Philippe Rameau; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra
1:45
Cantate Domino, S. 72  
1.21
V. Viderunt omnes termini terrae
Michel-Richard Delalande; Anonymous; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
5:08
Venite, exsultemus  
1.22
VI. Hodie si vocem
Jean-Joseph de Mondonville; Anonymous; Carolyn Sampson; Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore
2:53
Digital Booklet
"This is a brilliantly planned and executed, musically illustrated biography of Marie Fel, one of the great 18th-century divas and muse of Rameau, admired by the Philosophes and adored by Paris audiences … this is a programme that pleases as much today as it did in hers, guided by Graham Sadler’s beautifully crafted booklet-notes … Carolyn Sampson, in superb form, is joined here by the choir of Ex Cathedra, who sing with precision and clarity of articulation in a lovely bright acoustic … the longer we listen to Sampson’s voice, the more she seems to inhabit the aura of Fel, clearly a skilled and charismatic yet deeply affecting performer." - Gramophone A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Hyperion Studio Masters
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Scene 1. Ah! quand reviendront nos beaux jours?
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V. Regna terrae
-0.25-19.64-16.313
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I. Sinfonie
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VIII. Tu rex gloriae
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IX. Tu ad liberandum suscepturus hominem
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I. salve mater
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II. Ad te clamamus, exsules, filii Evae
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III. O clemens, o pia
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Scenes 2-3. Un tendre intérêt vous appelle – Tristes apprêts
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10
Scene 4. Amour, lance tes traits
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Scene 2. Gasouillats auzeléts
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I. Laudate pueri
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III. A solis ortu
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IV. Alleluia
-0.70-22.76-19.415
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IV. Venite, adoremus
-4.24-25.76-22.212
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I. Accordez vos sons et vos pas
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II. Gavotte. Lyre enchanteresse
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III. Écoutons … D'un doux frémissement
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IV. Vole, Amour, prête-moi tes armes
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V. Contredanse
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V. Viderunt omnes termini terrae
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VI. Hodie si vocem
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