The Village Soothsayer : Work information

Composers
Jean-Jacques Rousseau ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Alpe Adria Ensemble, Rene Clemencic (Conductor)

This work

Work name
The Village Soothsayer
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1752-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Nuova Era
Producer
Danielo Prefumo
Engineer
Roberto Chinellato
Recording date
1991-07-01 01:00:00

The Composers

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

More famed as a philosopher, the self-taught Rousseau delivered a paper to the Academie in Paris at the age of 29. After several unsuccessful operas, his work Le Devin du village (1752) received much public acclaim. His articles for a 1767 encyclopedia displeased many fellow musicians, Rameau included. This was largely due to his favouring Italian opera over French, one of many opinions unpalatable to his contemporaries; following his Lettre sur la musique francaise (1753) he was banned from the Paris Opera and his effigy burned by the staff there.

Track listing

  • Overture 4:33 min
  • Scene 1 - Aria: 'J'ai perdu tout mon bonheur...' 5:45 min
  • Scene 2 - Scene and Recit: 'Perdrai-je Colin sans retour?' 2:10 min
  • Scene 2 - Aria: 'Si des galans de la ville...' 1:06 min
  • Scene 2 - Recit: 'Je vous rendrai le sien...' 0:44 min
  • Scene 2 - Aria: 'L'amour croit...' 1:42 min
  • Scene 2 - Recit: 'A vos sages leçons Colette s'abandonne...' 2:32 min
  • Scene 4 - Arioso: 'Non, Colette n'est point rompeuse...' 1:14 min
  • Scene 4 - Recit: 'Ce n'est point un berger...' 2:30 min
  • Scene 5 - Aria: 'Je vais revoir ma charmant maîtresse...' 4:35 min
  • Scene 6 - Scene: 'Je l'aperçois...' 3:47 min
  • Scene 6 - Arietta: 'Ta foi ne m'est point ravie...' 0:47 min
  • Scene 6 - Recit: 'Helas! Non, vous m'avez trahie...' 0:48 min
  • Scene 6 - Duet: 'Tant qu'à mon Colin j'ai su plaire...' 6:22 min
  • Scene 7 - Recit: 'Je vous ai délivrés d'un cruel maléfice...' 0:35 min
  • Scene 7 - Arietta: 'Venez, jeunes garçons...' 1:12 min
  • Scene 8 - Entrée de la jeunesse du village 1:36 min
  • Scene 8 - Chorus: 'Colin revient...' 3:54 min
  • Scene 8 - Pastourelle pour les villageois 1:38 min
  • Scene 8 - Forlane pour le villageois 1:26 min
  • Scene 8 - Romance: 'Dans ma cabane obscure...' 2:01 min
  • Scene 8 - Pantomime 7:32 min
  • Scene 8 - Recit-Aria: 'Il faut tous à l'envi...' 2:10 min
  • Scene 8 - Aria: 'Souvent une flamme...' 2:35 min
  • Scene 8 - Aria: 'Avec l'objet de mes amours...' 6:53 min
  • Scene 8 - Menuet et Allemande 5:46 min
  • Scene 8 - Finale: 'Allons danser...' 1:40 min