Jéliote, haute-contre de Rameau Reinoud Van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis

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Label: Alpha Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Reinoud Van Mechelen & A Nocte Temporis

Composer: Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), François Colin de Blamont (1690-1790), François Rebel (1701-1775), Charles-Louis Mion (1699-1775), Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), Antoine Dauvergne (1713-1797), Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondoville (1711-1772), Pierre-Montan Berton (1727-1780), Jean-Benjamin de La Borde (1734-1794)

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  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764): Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43:
  • 1Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: Ouverture02:03
  • 2Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: Air. "Plaisirs, doux vainqueurs"03:56
  • François Colin de Blamont (1690 - 1790): Les fêtes grecques et romaines:
  • 3Blamont: Les fêtes grecques et romaines: Air. pur les coureurs "Le prix que la gloire présente"04:37
  • François Rebel (1701 - 1775): Scandeberg:
  • 4Rebel: Scandeberg: Air. "Muses, je viens encor"06:29
  • Charles-Louis Mion (1699 - 1775): Nitétis:
  • 5Mion: Nitétis: Air. "Fleuve fécond"02:58
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus, RCT 35:
  • 6Rameau: Dardanus, RCT 35: Air. "Lieux funestes"04:47
  • Platée, RCT 53:
  • 7Rameau: Platée, RCT 53: Ouverture02:20
  • 8Rameau: Platée, RCT 53: Air. "Que ce séjour est agréable"03:46
  • 9Rameau: Platée, RCT 53: Marche pour la danse01:24
  • Pierre de Jéliote (1713 - 1797): Zelisca:
  • 10Jéliote: Zelisca: Air. "Ici les ris et les jeux"04:26
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau:
  • 11Rameau: Le temple de la gloire, RCT 59: Air. "Ces oiseaux par leur doux ramage"04:58
  • Jean-Marie Leclair (1697 - 1764): Scylla et Glaucus:
  • 12Leclair: Scylla et Glaucus: Symphonie pour la descente de Vénus02:15
  • Antoine Dauvergne (1713 - 1797): Les amours de Tempé:
  • 13Dauvergne: Les amours de Tempé: Air. "Prés fleuris"02:58
  • 14Dauvergne: Les amours de Tempé: Musette en rondeau - 1er et 2ème rigaudon03:20
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau:
  • 15Rameau: Castor et Pollux, RCT 32: Air. "Séjour de l'éternelle paix"03:42
  • Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondoville (1711 - 1772): Daphnis et Alcimadure, Op. 9:
  • 16Mondoville: Daphnis et Alcimadure, Op. 9: Air. "Hélas ! Qui me raméno"02:33
  • 17Mondoville: Daphnis et Alcimadure, Op. 9: Menuet01:07
  • 18Mondoville: Daphnis et Alcimadure, Op. 9: "Poulido pastourélo" / Air du pays03:06
  • Pierre-Montan Berton (1727 - 1780): Erosine:
  • 19Berton: Erosine: Air. "Ce n'est pas un crime en aimant"02:44
  • Jean-Benjamin de La Borde (1734 - 1794): Ismène et Isménias:
  • 20Borde: Ismène et Isménias: Air. "Pourquoi cruel amour"03:49
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Boréades, RCT 31:
  • 21Rameau: Les Boréades, RCT 31: Air. "Charmes trop dangereux"02:39
  • 22Rameau: Les Boréades, RCT 31: Rigaudon00:33
  • 23Rameau: Les Boréades, RCT 31: Entrée des muses05:07
  • 24Rameau: Les Boréades, RCT 31: Air. "Que l'amour embellit la vie"05:44
  • Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43:
  • 25Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie, RCT 43: Entrée des habitants de la forêt02:17
  • Les fêtes d'Hébé, RCT 41:
  • 26Rameau: Les fêtes d'Hébé, RCT 41: Air. "L'objet qui règne dans mon âme"05:36
  • Total Runtime01:29:14

Info for Jéliote, haute-contre de Rameau

Reinoud Van Mechelen and his ensemble A Nocte Temporis continue their ‘Haute-Contre Trilogy’ with Rameau’s favourite singer, Pierre de Jéliote, probably the finest haute-contre in history. (Reminder: this is a high tenor voice, not to be confused with the countertenor!) Rameau wrote an enormous amount of music for Jéliote, who was not only a singer but also a guitarist, a cellist and even a composer. The album pays tribute to this native of the Béarn region, who was born in 1713 and died at the ripe old age of eighty-four, with a selection of airs by Rameau (from Hippolyte et Aricie, Les Fêtes d’Hébé, Platée, Castor et Pollux, Les Boréades) but also by Dauvergne, Colin de Blamont, Mondonville, Rebel and Francoeur. Though some are well known, others are much more rarely performed today.

Reinoud van Mechelen, tenor
A Nocte Temporis

A nocte temporis
Latin translation of the French expression “depuis la nuit des temps”, which means “from time immemorial”. A nod towards the past, towards what is changing, and especially also towards what remains unchanged.

After several years of activity as a soloist with conductors such as William Christie, Philippe Herreweghe, Hervé Niquet, Christophe Rousset, and many others, Reinoud Van Mechelen founds his own ensemble in 2016. His goal is to present historically informed music as well as to emotionally touch an as large audience as possible. For this purpose he surrounds himself with musicians who share this passion with him and who are ready to take up this challenge.

In 2016 he records with a nocte temporis a program dedicated to Bach arias for tenor and flute for the label Alpha Classics (Outhere). In the 16/17 season, they will present this program during concerts in many cities, including Warsaw, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Pavia.

Reinoud Van Mechelen
Since he completed his master studies in 2012 at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels (class of Dina Grossberger), Reinoud Van Mechelen has established himself on the international stage.

In 2007 he caught attention at the Académie Baroque Européenne in Ambronay under the baton of Hervé Niquet. In 2011 he was a member of the "Jardin des Voix" of William Christie and Paul Agnew and became soon a regular soloist of Les Arts florissants. With Les Arts florissants he has performed at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, the Edinburgh Festival, the Château de Versailles, the Bolchoï Theatre in Moscow, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Philharmonie in Paris, the Opéra Comique and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

At the same time he is a guest with international ensembles such as Collegium Vocale, Le Concert Spirituel, La Petite Bande, Les Talens Lyriques, Pygmalion, Le Poème Harmonique, Il Gardellino, Insula Orchestra, L’Arpeggiata, Ludus Modalis, B’Rock, Ricercar Consort, Capriccio Stravagante, Scherzi Musicali, European Union Baroque Orchestra.

In 2014 Reinoud Van Mechelen performed his first Evangelist in J.S. Bach's Johannespassionwith the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The season after he made his debut in a title role in an opera by Rameau, Dardanus, at the Opéra national de Bordeaux.

In 2016/17 he will be debuting at the Zürich Opera in Charpentier's Médée(Jason) under the baton of William Christie. He will go a significant way ahead in extending his repertoire performing in concert Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Gérald (Lakmé) with the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio.

Reinoud Van Mechelen has tooken part in several CD and DVD produktions. In 2016 he is recording his first solo CD for Alpha Classics (J. S. Bach Program, release scheduled in fall 2016).

Booklet for Jéliote, haute-contre de Rameau

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