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Work: Les Boréades: suite

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ComposerRameau, Jean-Philippe (1683-1764)
PeriodBaroque
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonThe Multi-Story Orchestra's Summer Season at Bold Tendencies Car Park Peckham

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From Rameau to Mahler: Rattle and Kožená entertain in wide-ranging LSO programme

Magdalena Kožená © Oleg Rostovtsev
Rattle’s versatility was on display in the wide range of the menu, yet he found greater affinity in Schubert and Mahler than in French Baroque. 
***11
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Harry Bicket charms with all-Baroque Cleveland Orchestra program

Harry Bicket © Richard Haughton
Guest conductor Harry Bicket transformed the chameleon-like Cleveland Orchestra for this program of Handel, Rameau, and Purcell.
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Glittering Rameau, Händel and Mozart with the Oslo Philharmonic

Harry Bicket © Richard Haughton
Two sparkling performances by the Oslo Philharmonic and Harry Bicket of dance suites from Rameau's Platée and Les Boréades framed at times brilliant singing from countertenor David Hansen.
***11
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Labadie and Les Violons du Roy in Montreal

A concert of music by Rameau and Gluck featuring Bernard Labadie and his Violons du Roy provided respite from a cold winter’s night in Montreal.
***11
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Norrington Conducts Brahms, Haydn and Rameau at Edinburgh's Usher Hall

To dispel the kind of causeless tiredness which one might be tempted to put down to age, I think of Rameau, who only took up writing opera at the age of 50 - and henceforth I will think of Les Boréades, which he composed at the age of 80. Although rehearsed in 1763, the year before Rameau's death, the opera was never performed. The surviving suite of dances emerged only in the 20th century.