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Jean-Baptiste Lully, Richard Strauss

Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

  • Type CD
  • Label Lawo Classics
  • UPC 7090020181653
  • Catalog number LWC 1143
  • Release date 12 January 2018
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LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
First performed on 14 October 1670 at the Château de Chambord, in the Loire Valley, Le bourgeois gentilhomme (‘The Would-Be Noble’ or ‘The Middle-Class Aristocrat’) was one of nine comédies-ballets on which Molière and Lully collaborated between 1664 and 1670. A stage-piece that combined spoken or sung comedy with dance, the comédie-ballet was a development of the ballet de cour (Court Ballet) and, as a precursor to the tragédie-lyrique (of which Rameau became the greatest exponent), played an important role in establishing the form of French opera.

The plot of Le bourgeois gentilhomme concerns Monsieur Jourdain, a middle-class (bourgeois) son of a cloth merchant who aspires to rise to the ranks of the aristocracy. To learn the ways of the nobility, he hires instructors in music, dance, fencing and philosophy, and he commissions suitable attire from a master tailor. Jourdain is exposed as a fool by each of these attendants.

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DER BÜRGER ALS EDELMANN
Even before the curtain first went up on their second collaboration, the comic opera Der Rosenkavalier in October 1911, Richard Strauss and his librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal were discussing the subject of their next project. (They had launched their partnership with the chilling, modernistic Elektra of 1906–08) After much volleying of suggestions, counter-suggestions and disagreements – a pattern that characterised their correspondence over the 23 years of their partnership – Hofmannsthal suggested he make a two-act adaptation of Molière’s Le bourgeois gentilhomme (Der Bürger als Edelmann in German). The play would be performed with new incidental music by Strauss, and the concluding ballet entertainment, the Ballet des Nations, of Molière’s original would take the form of a new opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, to be created by Hofmannsthal and Strauss.

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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Ouverture
     
    03:57
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Menuett
     
    01:32
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Der Fechtmeister
     
    01:47
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Auftritt und Tanz der Schneider
     
    04:50
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Das Menuett des Lully
     
    02:01
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Courante
     
    02:24
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Auftritt des Cléonte
     
    04:18
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Vorspiel zum Acte II
     
    03:09
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    Der Bürger als Edelmann ? suite, Op. 60 Das Diner
     
    10:50
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Ouverture
     
    02:46
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Ritournelles [Ritournelles 1, 2, 3, 1]
     
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Premier intermède: Air ? Sarabande ? Bourrée ? Gaillarde ? Canarie
     
    03:13
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Premier air des garçons tailleurs ? Deuxième air ? Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs
     
    03:22
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Troisième air
     
    01:20
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Le donneur de livre ? Ritournelle des Espagnols ? Deuxième air des Espagnols
     
    03:21
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts Ritournelle italienne
     
    01:42
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    Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670) ? excerpts L?entrée des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequins ? Chaconne des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequins
     
    03:36

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