Jean-Philippe Rameau's Dardanus may have been a "lyric tragedy" but as with most operas of the time, there had to be dancing.
As the programme notes for this concert, written by Kate Gerrard and Robert Mealy put it: “Like so much of Rameau, the dances from this opera are some of the most addictively kinetic music written before Stravinsky. He managed to create astonishingly inventive effects by transforming straightforward Baroque dance-forms."
Recorded by RNZ Concert, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 28 February 2020
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay