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This volume contains half of the great monologues, arias and ariettas which Rameau composed for “haute-contre” and which are sung by high tenors today.

Arias for haute-contre (tenor) from the operas “Acanthe et Céphise” (Acanthe) / “Anacréon” (Batile) / “Castor et Pollux” (Castor, un Athlète) / “Daphnis et Églé” (Daphnis) / “Dardanus” (Dardanus) / “Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour” (Osiris, Aruéris, un Égyptien) / “Les Fêtes de Polymnie” (Alcide) / (Mercure) / “La Guirlande” (Myrtil) / “Hippolyte et Aricie” (Un Amour, Hippolyte) / “Les Indes galantes” (Valère) / “Naïs” (Neptune).

• Detailed historical introduction (Fr/Eng)
• Idiomatic piano reduction based on the “Opera Omnia Rameau”
• Each piece is introduced by a précis of the dramatic situation and an English translation of the vocal text
• Co-edited by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and the Société Jean-Philippe Rameau
• Distributed exclusively by Bärenreiter

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