ROMANTIC Heroines from the Revolution to the Empire

‘There is no French music between Rameau and Berlioz.’ This assertion is still made by a number of music lovers and even a few otherwise knowledgeable musicologists, but the wouldbe truth must now be tempered by the increasingly enthusiastic rediscovery of an entire chapter in the history of French music between 1770 and 1830. Here is a superb illustration of that in the fields of opera and the symphony.

Borghi and the musicians on this programme deliver superb performances drawn from both the worlds of opera and the symphony.
Release date: 30th Oct 2015


Antonio Salierie - Les Danaïdes - Overture
Rodolphe Kreutzer - Ipsiboé - Anciens maîtres de la Provence
Christoph Willibals Gluck - Alceste - Divinités du Styx
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne - Phèdre - Hippolyte succombe
Johann Christian Bach - Amadis de Gaule - Bientôt, l'ennemi qui m'outrage
Christoph Willibals Gluck - Iphigénie en Tauride - Non, cet affreux devoir
Christoph Willibals Gluck - Orphée et Eurydice - Ballet des ombres heureuses - Air de Furie
Étienne-Nicolas Méhul - Valentine de Milan - Vaillant guerrier
Louis-Ferdinand Hérold - Lasthénie - Songez que dans le mariage
Gaspare Spontini - Olympie - Ô déplorable mère
Louis-Ferdinand Hérold - Symphony No. 2 in D Major

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