Volume 4 for soprano contains the second half of the large-scale arias and ariettas that Rameau composed for lyric soprano (the 18th-century equivalent of today’s lyric coloratura soprano) in his prologues and divertissements. Each number is accompanied by a keyboard reduction and is introduced by a brief account of the dramatic situation as well as an English translation of the vocal text.
- Detailed historical Introductions (Fr/Eng)
- Practical keyboard reductions based on Opera Omnia Rameau
- Each number is preceded by a brief outline 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)