Lambert, M: Ma bergère est tendre et fidelle

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Ombre de mon amant

Ombre de mon amant

French Baroque Arias

Charpentier, M-A:

Medée: Ouverture

Princesse c'est sur vous (from Medée)

Concert pour quatre parties de violes H. 545: Prelude

Quel prix de mon amour (from Medée)

Croiras-tu mon malheur...Dieux témoins de la foy que l'ingrat m'a donnée (from Medée)

Prélude - C'en est fait, on m'y force (from Medée)

Avant que d'éclater...Malgré ta noire trahison (from Medée)

Prélude...Noires filles du Styx (from Medée)

Venez mêler à mes poison (from Medée)

Prélude...Je voy le Don fatal (from Medée)

Premier Air pour les Démons (from Medée)

Dieu du Cocyte et des Royaumes sombres (from Medée)

Entrée des Démons (from Medée)

Auprès du feu l'on fait l'amour, H. 446

Concert pour quatre parties de violes H. 545: Gigue angloise

Chanson à danser celle qui fait mon tourment, H. 450

Concert pour quatre parties de violes H. 545: Gigue francoise

Lambert, M:

Ma bergère est tendre et fidelle

Ombre de mon amant

Vos mépris chaque jour


Cruelle mère des amours (from Hippolyte et Aricie)

Gigue Air gracieux pour Zéphyre et les Grâces - Prologue (from Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Ariette de l'Amour Vole, Zéphyre! (from Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Tambourins I et II - Première Entrée La Poésie (from Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Air tendre from (Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Pour le Génie de Mars (from Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Rigaudons I et II (from Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Chaconne (from Les fêtes d'Hébé)

Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle? (from Hippolyte et Aricie)

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano)

Chœur et orchestre Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

Ombre de mon amant is Anne Sofie von Otter’s first recording of these French Baroque Arias - graceful, temperamental tunes which will delight her fans and thrill Baroque music cognoscenti

Otter’s mastery of diverse musical genres, crystalline diction and exquisite musicality empower her interpretations of French repertoire. Her celebrated Offenbach album and album of rarities of songs by Chaminade are cases in point

Anne Sofie von Otter, every bit a woman of the theatre as she is of song, embodies Charpentier's Médée and Phèdre in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie matchlessly, in the grand manner

The Guardian commented: “Her Médée […] was a thing of wonder. Keeping us to the right side of empathy, von Otter dragged us with her into utter monstrosity, unleashing hell with the most exquisite of pianissimos and suggesting vortices of emotion beneath the calm, controlled surface.”

“For readers who have yet to be seduced by French Baroque music, Anne Sofie von Otter's recital with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie may be the start of a grand passion. Charpentier and Rameau's tragic heroines require a depth of experience and complexity of expression beyond young singers... Impeccably accompanied this is a tour de force from opera's Meryl Streep.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2010 ****

“Von Otter sounds utterly wretched in Medea's lament for her lost love; then she intensifies her tone as she summons up demons and monsters...[she] conveys Phaedra's various emotions with consummate ease.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2010

“As the titular anti-heroine of Charpentier's Médée, she plumbs the depths of villainous tragedy with an energetic relish. But it's the pastoral airs by Michel Lambert which provide the greatest pleasure” The Independent, 15th January 2010 ****

“Von Otter has spoken of her love affair with the French Baroque and it is something that she avows in her singing, which can range from anger to the tenderest pensiveness, from lofty seriousness to whimsicality. This a captivating programme, performed with finesse and radiance.” The Telegraph, 5th February 2010 *****

GGramophone Awards 2010

Finalist - Recital

DG Archiv - 4778610



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D'un feu secret…

D'un feu secret…

Michel Lambert: Airs de cour

Lambert, M:

Dedication to Monsieur de Niert

Le repos, l'ombre, le silence

Ombre de mon amant

Vos mépris chaque jour

Dans nos bois Tircis aperçut

Pourquoi faut il belle Inhumaine

Ma bergère est tendre et fidelle

Superbes ennemis du repos de mon ame

Que faites vous Silvie

Par mes chantes Tristes et touchants

D'un feu secret je me sens consumer

Mes yeux, que vos plaisirs

Doux charme du Printemps



Dans nos bois Silvandre s'escrie


Le jeune Iris - Menuet


Stephan van Dyck (tenor)

Musica Favola

The Airs de Cour of Michel Lambert stand out with an immediately attractive depth of expression, which is capable of raising the text to a higher level. Melody, bass line, harmony, metre and rhythm are used by Lambert skillfully and effectively to create the impression of a passionate declamation. Musica Favola gives us an insight into the emotions of the musical salons in the Age of Louis XIV.

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