Pygmalion and Nélée et Myrthis by Rameau, conducted by William Christie

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COMPOSERS: Rameau
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Rameau
WORKS: Pygmalion; Nélée et Myrthis
PERFORMER: Howard Crook, Sandrine Piau, Agnès Mellon, Donatienne Michel-Dansae; Les Arts Florissants/William Christie
CATALOGUE NO: HAF 8901381 (1992)

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The orchestra is tart and the articulation brilliant in Rameau’s actes de ballets. A young Sandrine Piau appears as Cupid in Pygmalion. Agnès Mellon is the lovelorn Céphise and haughty Myrthis.

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