Rameau: Anacréon

Rameau wrote two operas entitled Anacréon. This is the earlier of the two, dating from 1754 and with a libretto by Louis de Cahusac. It had a successful premiere followed by some performances in Paris after the composer’s death, but then fell into oblivion. From fragmented manuscripts scattered through Paris’s libraries, Dr Jonathan Williams has reconstructed the work and now directs this premiere recording with a cast of leading soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

SIGCD402  50 minutes 16 seconds
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