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Destouches: Callirhoé - Cyril Auvity (vocals); Ingrid Perruche (vocals); João Fernandes (vocals); Renaud Delaigue (vocals);...
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André Cardinal Destouches (1672-1749) is virtually unknown today, but he was the preeminent composer of French opera in the half century between the end of Lully's career and the beginning of Rameau's. On the basis of this fine recording of Callirhoé, considered one of his most important operas, the neglect is difficult to understand. Its strength lies not so much in its originality -- it basically develops the conventions established by Lully -- but in the music's ability to illuminate the drama. Destouches was clearly a ...

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Destouches: Callirhoé 2007, Glossa

UPC: 8424562016125

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