The genre pastorale héroïque is a legacy of the grand siècle of Louis XIV. However in the 18th century it only rarely reached the stage. But in the second period of his career Rameau turned to this genre again: the more unconventional world of shepherds and nymphs gave him greater freedom in terms of dramatic action, stage décor and musical virtuosity compared to the tragédie lyrique. This is demonstrated to masterly effect in Acanthe Et Céphise (1751), where even the ballets are fully integrated into the plot.
This edition contains all the instrumental numbers from this popular pastorale in a new critical edition by Nathalie Berthon-Blivet.
- Performance material available for hire.
- Based on the Opera Omnia Rameau.
- Distributed exclusively by Bärenreiter.