Comédie et Tragédie, Vol. 1

Comédie et Tragédie, Vol. 1: Lully, Rebel & Marais —Tempesta di Mare (Chandos 805)
Tempesta di Mare is to Philadelphia as Apollo’s Fire is to Cleveland, although Tempesta was formed in 2002, 10 years after Jeannette Sorrell’s ensemble. This is Volume One of a two-disc project of late 17th-century French instrumental music. Of the three suites presented here, only one, Les Éléments by Jean-Féry Rebel, is not a collection of excerpts from an opera. Rebel’s piece, called a ‘Symphonie nouvelle’, is a ballet from 1738 and its most famous movement—depicting Chaos—begins with a chord consisting of all the notes of the D minor scale! The other two suites, from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s comedy Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Marin Marais’ dramatic Alcyone are more conventional but all are wonderfully realized by Tempesta di Mare. By the way, the Alcyone score contains a little Sailors’ Dance which is the melody for the Christmas Carol, Masters in this hall.
Featured Thu 3/5, Mon 3/16, Wed 3/25

Support Provided By

Arkiv Music

When you purchase CDs and DVDs from ArkivMusic through the WCLV 104.9 ideastream website you directly support WCLV 104.9's classical music.

More Wcpn Schedule
More Wclv Schedule
90.3 WCPN
WCLV Classical 104.9
NPR Hourly Newscast
The Latest News and Headlines from NPR
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.