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COMPOSERS: Rameau/Campra
LABELS: Decca Serenata
WORKS: Le temple de la gloire Suite No. 1; Le temple de la gloire Suite No. 2); L’Europe galante (suite)
PERFORMER: English Chamber Orchestra/Raymond Leppard
CATALOGUE NO: 433 733-2 ADD (1966)
The two dance suites from Rameau’s Le temple de la gloire, an opera-ballet to a text by Voltaire, contain much charming music. Moreover, the present recording of them is a model of stylish and appropriate performance practice. Leppard’s use of the continuo to colour the texture is particular arresting: sample the Loure from the second suite (track 11). Campra’s L’Europe galante of 1697 is equally effective in this clear well-lit recording.Nicholas Rast