Cantates

Cantates

Chamber music

Introduced in France by Charpentier, the cantata flourished during the Age of Enlightenment on secular subject matters and gave rise to miniature operas. Rameau’s great contemporaries excelled at it.

Performance duration : 50 minutes

Élodie Fonnard, dessus
Reinoud Van Mechelen, haute-contre
Victor Sicard, bass

Musiciens des Arts Florissants
William Christie, conducting and harpsichord

Programme

André Campra
Énée et Didon

François Couperin
Trio for dessus et basso continuo

Michel de Montéclair
Pyrame et Thisbé

France Musique will broadcast "Cantates" on the 21th April 2014 at 2pm


As part of the Rameau's year

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Cast

Élodie Fonnard, dessus
Reinoud Van Mechelen, haute-contre
Victor Sicard, basse

Musiciens des Arts Florissants :
Myriam Gevers, Sophie Gevers-Desmoures, dessus de violon
Juliette Guignard, viole
Serge Saitta, flûte traversière

William Christie, direction et clavecin


As part of the Rameau's year

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