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Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis - Dumesny: Haute-Contre de Lully (2019)

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Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis - Dumesny: Haute-Contre de Lully (2019)

Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis - Dumesny: Haute-Contre de Lully (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 407 Mb | Total time: 77:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 554 | Recorded: 2018

Who was Louis Gaulard Dumesny? Dumesny was not the first haute-contre historically speaking, but he was the first to have become famous in his lifetime. Sources agree that he was a cook when Lully discovered him. He made his debut in 1677 and everyone was amazed by his acting, the power of his voice and also his ability to learn everything by ear, since he could not read music. A few centuries later, Reinoud Van Mechelen, star tenor of the international Baroque scene, has decided, with his ensemble A Nocte Temporis, to pay tribute to this ‘haute-contre’ register, a high tenor voice (not to be confused with the countertenor!), by devoting three recordings to it, paying tribute in turn to Lully, Rameau and Gluck.

György Vashegyi, Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir - Charles-Hubert Gervais: Hypermnestre (2019)

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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.