Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Les Agremens, Guy van Waas - Rameau: Le temple de la gloire (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:08 + 67:27 | 641 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Ricercar | Catalog: RIC 363
Unlike Rameau's other operatic output, 'Le Temple de la Gloire' has been incomprehensibly neglected on disc and on the stage until very recently. There have been a few recordings of the dances from the opera, arranged into suites, but this is the first recording of the complete work. The libretto by Voltaire involves mainly allegorical, symbolic and mythical characters, but its intention is serious – namely to demonstrate his philosophy advocating tolerance, freedom, the welfare and contentment of the people. Of course these are concepts which few of us would argue with today, but it was a different matter under the absolutism of the 18th century.