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New released Rameau’s 27-CD box set on Erato

Erato’s new 27-CD boxed set The Rameau Opera Collection, released today to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death on September 12, features Christie’s timeless recordings alongside all the greatest champions of Rameau: John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski and Nicholas McGegan among them. This collection of nine operas and four stage works contains some of the jewels of the Erato catalogue released between 1974 and 2002, which made such an important contribution to re-establishing Rameau’s reputation as a master of musical theatre. From the heartwrenching fraternal bond of Castor et Pollux to the hilarious primping and clownery of the ugly-and-oblivious water nymph Plâtée, these are works of great beauty and subtlety, and, when stylishly performed  as they are here, they possess considerable dramatic power.