Andromède : Work information

Marc-Antoine Charpentier ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Band of Instruments, New Chamber Opera Ensemble, Gary Cooper (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Work number
H. 504
1682-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Michael Ponder
Martin Haskell
Recording date
2001-04-01 01:00:00

Track listing

  • Ouverture 5:12 min
  • Prélude pendant que Melpomène vole dans le char d'Apollon 0:51 min
  • Recit: 'Cieux, écoutez...' 1:16 min
  • Chorus: 'D'un héros qu'en tous lieux...' 2:06 min
  • Scene: 'Reine d'Erice et d'Amathonte...' 2:16 min
  • Recit: 'Puex-tu voir que de l'onde...' 1:24 min
  • Chorus: 'Reine d'Érice et d'Amathonte...' 1:22 min
  • Rondeau: Intermède du Premier au Seconde acte) 2:17 min
  • Petit Prélude de Caprice 0:39 min
  • Aria: 'Qu'elle est lente, cette journée...' 2:06 min
  • Aria: 'Phinée est plus aime...' 2:35 min
  • Dialogue: 'Heureux amant!' 0:44 min
  • Chorus: 'Joignons nos voix...' 0:32 min
  • Dialogue: 'Le ciel est veut...' 0:45 min
  • Chorus: 'Douce union que chacun doit bénir!' 0:44 min
  • Les Vents (Intermède du Second au Troisième Acte) 1:18 min
  • Chorus: 'Le monstre est mort!' 1:28 min
  • Arioso: 'Quand le danger presse...' 1:10 min
  • Duet: 'Vous êtes sa digne conquête...' 0:44 min
  • Chorus: 'Le monstre est mort...' 1:36 min
  • Caprice (Intermède du 3ème au 4ème Acte) 3:01 min
  • Chorus: 'Vivez, vivez, heureux amants...' 2:08 min
  • Premier Air (Intermède du 4ème au 5ème Acte) 1:06 min
  • Deuxième Air - Gigue Angloise 1:34 min
  • Chorus: 'Maître des dieux, hate-toi...' 2:06 min
  • Chorus: 'Allez, amants, sans jalousie...' 2:42 min

The Composers

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Charpentier left his home in Paris in the 1660s to study with the composer Carissimi in Rome.  He was well schooled in Italian compositional models of the time, which initially gave him something of an outsider status back in France.  An association with the stage began with Molière's troupe, and he wrote incidental music for productions of works such as La Malade Imaginaire.  By the early 1680s he was employed by the Dauphin as musical director and was later granted a pension by Louis XIV who, although frequently associated with Charpentier, never employed him.  In 1698 he was made master of music at the Sainte-Chapelle, which led to him writing his greatest sacred works.

Related composers: Jean-Baptiste Lully