Marc Minkowski's collection of 17 orchestral pieces from 11 of Rameau’s operas, compiled into a dramatic cycle that represents both the world of French Baroque dance music and the origins of French symphonic music.
“This live recording has a frisson about it and Les Musiciens du Louvre create a sound that blends and blooms in the Théâtre de Poissy. Minkowski has chosen music that contrasts well on many levels…”
“What a splendid idea of Marc Minkowski's it was to create this 'imaginery' symphony, based on Rameau's theatre music. The result is a highly entertaining suite of dance movements, rather in the tradition of Beecham's Handel suites, but with somewhat more authentic orchestrations! What a distinctive and original composer Rameau was - highly recommended.”
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