Rameau at his best. Flutes, tambourines and strings in wonderful arrangement. Oboes in the slow movements played with infinite precision. Tubas and horns adding contrast. Embellishment with the greatest of delicacy. Rhythm is created by stress on the strings and overlay of the other instruments. A tribute to the 18th century and the royal court of Louis XV. Here, the ensemble Capella Savaria, led by Mary Terey-Smith, a Hungarian who became an accomplished academician in the United States and Canada, uses original instruments to create the authentic sound of the royal court in Baroque France. This is supposed to be "opera", but it is far from the "operas" two centuries hence and, controversally, the Italian operas of the day. The libretto is not disclosed nor is it significant. Polyphony is restrained but very much evident in multi-instrument dialogues and duets. The interplay of the flutes with the strings and other instruments is very satisfying. It all culminates in a rousing finale in 6/8 time.