Hymen

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Rameau: Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (2014)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Rameau: Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 621 Mb | Total time: 53:53+60:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | GCD 921629 | Recorded: 2014

The latest in Hervé Niquet's 'reinvigorations' of French operatic music from the Baroque and beyond for Glossa is Rameau’s 1747 'Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour'. A ballet heroïque in a prologue and three entrées, the whole work was designed to comprise a complete theatrical spectacle. Music for dancing – as befits a ballet – is given a prominent role and Rameau is able to create especially expressive symphonies and to give the choruses – even a double-chorus – an integral role in the action. Added to this are supernatural effects, and plots for the entrées which explored the then uncommon world of Egyptian mythology (including a musical depiction of the flooding of the River Nile).

Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Oct. 5, 2018
Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse)

Virgin Envy: The Cultural (In)Significance of the Hymen (The Exquisite Corpse) by Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr
English | October 28th, 2016 | ISBN: 0889774234 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 1.00 MB

Contributors to Virgin Envy examine everything from the medieval romance to Bollywood films to True Blood and Twilight, to destabilize the many "certainties" about sexual purity. In particular, the hymen is called into question. How is virginity determined for those without a hymen? How do we account for the way in which the "geography of the hymen" has changed over the course of history? And what about male and queer virginity? Issues of commodification, postcoloniality, and religious diversity are also addressed.
Katherine Watson, Mathias Vidal, Thomas Dolié, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Purcall Choir - Gervias: Hypermnestre (2019)

Katherine Watson, Mathias Vidal, Thomas Dolié, Chantal Santon-Jeffery, Purcall Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & György Vashegyi - Gervias: Hypermnestre (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 869 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 337 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:25:56
Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa

The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles- Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi.
György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 868 Mb | Total time: 74:32+71:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 924007 | Recorded: 2018

The remarkable Hypermnestre by Charles-Hubert Gervais is the latest unremembered early 18th-century French opera to be recorded afresh for Glossa, and conducted by György Vashegyi.
Patricia Petibon - Airs baroques français: Rameau, Lully, Charpentier, Grandval (2001)

Patricia Petibon - Airs baroques français: Rameau, Lully, Charpentier, Grandval (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:35 | 361 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243 5 45481 2 3

Like olives, artichokes, and more essentially and problematically, anchovies, Patricia Petibon's voice is an acquired taste. She is a high coloratura (up to E-flat), her technique is formidable, capable of great floridity and very fine breath control, she sings mostly without vibrato, and the tone can be so diamond-brilliant that it can grate, although for darker dramatic moments she can moderate the shine.
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Johann Christoph Vogel: La Toison d’or (2013)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Johann Christoph Vogel: La Toison d’or (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 624 Mb | Total time: 45:41+63:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921628 | Recorded: 2012

A contemporary of Mozart, Johann Christoph Vogel also died at an early age. Forward looking in approach, this composer of a tormented disposition, sought to extend the operatic revolution undertaken by Gluck in the 1770s. First performed in 1786 at the Opéra de Paris, 'La Toison d’or' reveals that search for an expressive art which demanded an all-embracing involvement from the performers and supplied the music with a sometimes unbearable intensity for audiences of the time.

Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 (2020)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 12, 2020
Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 (2020)

Gabrieli & Paul McCreesh - Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 02:18:37 | 564 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Records

Purcell’s The Fairy Queen is based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a play not frequently performed in the late 17th century, nor very well regarded (“the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life” – Samuel Pepys’ diary, 1662). Despite this, the play would go on to work well within an opera, as the characters of Pyramus and Thisbe could conjure up singing and dancing accomplices. Purcell’s masterful composition, Gabrieli’s first-class performance, and McCreesh’s superb interpretation demonstrate why their recordings are seen as some of the best in classical music today.
Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2016)

Jean-Claude Malgoire, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy - Rameau: Les Indes galantes (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 926 Mb | Total time: 55:46+55:24+54:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | 88985338292 | Recorded: 1974

I know of no Rameau work more colourful, more melodious, more replete with inventive vitality, wrote Gramophone in reviewing this 1973 premiere recording of the French Baroque masters 1735 heroic ballet Les Indes galantes. There is immense enthusiasm and spirit in this performance [and] some excellent singing Among the array of sopranos I was specially impressed by the full, bright ring of Rachel Yakar Anne-Marie Rodde: a good stylist and a clean, accurate voice, coping well with Rameaus florid detail The tenor Bruce Brewer is a real find for the lyrical French roles: his voice is very smooth and graceful In all, a set which no Rameau admirer should miss. Conducted by Rameau specialist Jean-Claude Malgoire, it is now being issued for the first time on CD.
Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Lully: Persée 1770 (Collection "Château de Versailles") (2017) [24/88]

Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Lully: Persée 1770 (Collection "Château de Versailles") (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 107:45 minutes | 1.93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Nearly a century after its composition, Lully's Persee was recreated in 1770 to mark an exceptional event: the inauguration of the Royal Opera House at Versailles Palace, built to celebrate the wedding of the Dauphin (the future Louis XVI) and Marie Antoinette. For this unique occasion, three composers (Antoine Dauvergne, Fran?ois Rebel and Bernard de Bury) were commissioned to revise Lully's work and adapt it to the new circumstances and the new venue, which was regarded as absolutely extraordinary in its time.
Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - France: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Rameau [13cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - France: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Rameau [13cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,44 Gb | Total time: 801:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.