This volume contains the second half of the great monologues, arias and ariettas that Rameau wrote for haute contre, and which are sung today by a high tenor.
Tenor arias from the operas: “Les Paladins” (Atis, Manto) / “Platée” (Thespis, Platée) / “Pygmalion” (Pygmalion) / “Le Temple de la Gloire” (Apollon, Bacchus, Trajan) / “Zaïs” (Zaïis, un Sylphe) / “Zoroastre” (Zoroastre)
• Detailed historical Introductions (Fr/Eng)
• Well-presented idiomatic piano reduction based on Rameau's “Opera Omnia”
• Each number is preceded by a brief account of the dramatic situation and an English translation of the vocal text
• Co-edited by the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and the Société Jean Philippe Rameau (distributed exclusively by Bärenreiter)