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Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Latin (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 1h 41'31'' | 5,28 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, Francais, English | Recorded: 2015

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

Posted By: Vilboa
Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 / 2210 kbps / 23.976 fps | 102 min | 1,73 Gb
Audio: Latin / AC3 / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 192 Kbps
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, French, English

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Stravaganza d'Amore! (2017)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Stravaganza d'Amore! (2017)

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Stravaganza d'Amore! (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 548 Mb | Total time: 102:38 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM90228687 | Recorded: 2016

Late sixteenth-century Florence was a theatre: first and foremost a political one, in the eyes of the dynasties that wished to use the arts to display their power. A humanist one too, as is shown by these intermedi (interludes) that sought to achieve the perfect blend between music and poetry, the ideal of a certain Renaissance. Inserted into plays imitating the ancient writers, these entertainments were presented with lavish visual and musical resources. After reaching an initial peak in 1589 with the intermedi composed for Bargagli’s La pellegrina, this tradition was prolonged in the burgeoning genre of opera by such composers as Peri, Caccini (Euridice, 1600) and, very soon, Monteverdi (L’Orfeo) and Gagliano (Dafne).

Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Raphael Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)

Raphaël Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion - Rameau: Castor et Pollux (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 675 Mb | Total time: 139:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902212.13 | Recorded: 2014

At the height of the famous Querelle des Bouffons (1754), the elderly Rameau yielded to insistent requests from the Académie Royale de Musique for a major revision of Castor and Pollux, 17 years after the lukewarm reception of its premiere. He deleted the Prologue and made substantial modifications to the dramatic structure, with a completely new first act! But the original has continued to overshadow the revision, unjustly so when one considers the modernity of its orchestration. The inspired direction of Raphaël Pichon shows the extent to which this music heralds the Classical orchestra.

Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Raphael Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017)

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo (2017)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 187 min | 6,87 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Francais, English, Italiano | Recorded: 2016

In 1646, France's first minister, Italian-born Cardinal Mazarin, eager to bring Italian culture to Paris, hired Luigi Rossi to write an opera for the Paris carnival. The premiére was given a magnificent staging and the performance, which lasted six hours, was a triumph. However, the expense of the performance only stoked discontent against Mazarin, which soon broke out into full-scale popular rebellion. On this video, Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion recreate the magic of that first performance, thanks to a skillful musical reconstruction and the group's vibrant, multi-colored timbre. The dramatic power of the myth of Orpheus is brilliantly conveyed in Jetske Mijnssen's production, which transposes the story into contemporary terms, to evoke the timeless experience of love and death that humanity both desires and fears.