FRANÇOIS FRANCUR (1698-1787) & FRANÇOIS REBEL (1701-1775): Pirame et Thisbé.
Catalogue Number: 09K030
Reference: MIR 058
Description: These men were composers who shared the work on ten stage compositions between 1726 and 1751, violinists at the French court, administrators of the Paris opera and the French royal court. Pirame was their first work and they claim Lully as their sole model. However, in the 1771 "final version" recorded here, you will also hear revisions bringing the style into accordance with the tastes of the Rameau era. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Thomas Dolié (baritone), Judith Van Wanroij, Katia Velletaz (sopranos), Chœur de l'Académie Baroque, Stradivaria; Daniel Cuiller.