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Sandrine Piau, Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Le Triomphe de l'Amour (2012)

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Sandrine Piau, Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Le Triomphe de l'Amour (2012)

Sandrine Piau, Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins - Le Triomphe de l'Amour (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 60:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | OP 30532 | Recorded: 2011

Soprano Sandrine Piau's new project is dedicated to French baroque repertoire, offering a wide range of very beautiful arias by Rameau, Lully, Campra etc in a 100-year journey that mixes very famous music with little-know pieces, such as arias by Grétry or Sacchini > Sandrine Piau and Jérôme Correas, a former singer, founder and music director of Les Paladins, have worked together on a regular basis since their early careers, especially with William Christie.

Sébastien d'Hérin, Les Nouveaux Caractères - Campra: L'Europe Galante (2018)

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Sébastien d'Hérin, Les Nouveaux Caractères - Campra: L'Europe Galante (2018)

Sébastien d'Hérin, Les Nouveaux Caractères - Campra: L'Europe Galante (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 676 Mb | Total time: 69:55+52:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles | # CVS002 | Recorded: 2017

Campra was the most important opera composer between Lully and Rameau. The success of Europe Galante in 1697 is a tribute to this founding work of the Opera-Ballet, mixing dance and opera in the opulent divertissements. Campra takes the spectator on a voyage into the amorous nations of Europe. France moves to the rhythm of the genteel heartbeat of the shepherds and the shepherdesses, Italy refined but jealous and violent and finally the Sultan who has to soothe the criminal bitterness of the Sultana, who has been ousted by a beautiful slave. This is spicy musical banter created during the reign of Louis XIV, recovered by Les Nouveaux Caracteres directed by Sebastien d’Herin.

Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante (2010)

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Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante (2010)

Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 594 Mb | Total time: 134:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 88697576312 | Recorded: 1973

This two-CD album brings together the two earliest recordings by La Petite Bande. They were made in 1973 and feature landmarks in two important French forms of entertainment—comedie-ballet and opera-ballet. Performed in 1670 at Chambord, one of Louis XIV's grandest country retreats, Le bourgeois gentilhomme was the high water mark of Lully's collaboration with Moliere and was to be the last work of its kind on which the two worked together. Moliere developed the comedie-ballet from the fashionable court ballets, working the dances and music into the body of the play with unparalleled skill. Lully, himself a dancer, proved a gifted partner as the music for Le bourgeois gentilhomme reveals.

Jean-François Novelli, Fabien Armengaud, Ensemble Sébastien de Brossard - Silentium: Motets pour la Taille (2018)

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Jean-François Novelli, Fabien Armengaud, Ensemble Sébastien de Brossard - Silentium: Motets pour la Taille (2018)

Jean-François Novelli, Fabien Armengaud, Ensemble Sébastien de Brossard - Silentium: Motets pour la Taille (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 365 Mb | Total time: 72:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: En Phases | ENP001 | Recorded: 2018

Ce programme est l’évocation d’une bibliothèque imaginaire, celle de Jean-Baptiste Matho, célèbre chanteur de la Chapelle royale sous le règne de Louis XIV. Un testament musical au tournant du XVIIIe siècle, dans l’univers si particulier du petit motet pour taille (ténor), convoquant tour à tour Charpentier, Campra, Bouteiller, Suffret et bien sûr Brossard, qui nous interpelle par ce magnifique exorde : ‘Silentium. Dormi in hortis dilecta mea. Silence. Dors dans les jardins, mon amour.’"

Christophe Rousset, Hugo Reyne - Musiques à Danser à la Cour et à l'Opéra (1995)

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Christophe Rousset, Hugo Reyne - Musiques à Danser à la Cour et à l'Opéra (1995)

Christophe Rousset, Hugo Reyne - Musiques à Danser à la Cour et à l'Opéra (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 575 Mb | Total time: 52:04+54:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 0630 10702-2 | Recorded: 1994, 1995

Here is a very special recording devoted to early 18th-century dance music for which we have recently rediscovered choreographies from the period. Such a discovery may well come as a surprise, since it is not generally realised that, long before the proliferation of various 20th-century systems of dance notation, an earlied system had already been invented and them forgotten, only to be rediscovered within the last few years.

Olivier Schneebeli, Les Temps Presents - Andre Campra: Tancrede (2015)

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Olivier Schneebeli, Les Temps Presents - Andre Campra: Tancrede (2015)

Olivier Schneebeli, Les Temps Présents - André Campra: Tancrède (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 874 Mb | Total time:166:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # Alpha 958 | Recorded: 2014

A Baroque West Side Story, Tancrède tells of the absolute but impossible love between two young people brought together by their passion but separated by their origins. We are in the time of the Crusades: Tancredi is the champion of the Frankish army, and Clorinda the passionaria of the Saracen troops.
In the labyrinth of sentiments, the magic wand of the sorcerer Isménor confuses the issues, luring the two heroes into the enchanted forest to better prepare their downfall. Dances, choruses and arias merge in a subtle, poetic mixture, magnified by the dialogues sung in the grand tradition of French prosody and the tragédie lyrique. With Tancrède, André Campra established himself as one of the great opera composers between Lully and Rameau.

200 Ans de Musique a Versailles [20CDs] (2007)

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200 Ans de Musique a Versailles [20CDs] (2007)

200 Ans de Musique à Versailles [20CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,17 Gb | Total time: 18 h 37 min | Scans included
Classical | Label: Centre de Musique Baroque Versailles | # MBF 1107 | Recorded: 1994-2007

In October 2007, the Centre Musical de Baroque de Versailles celebrated its 20th anniversary, together with the best French musicians around. To complete this anniversary, they now present the release of a 20-CD box with numerous musical highlights, both of the anniversary concerts as well as releases from the previous 20 years. Thanks to this jubilee box, you can now witness this landmark of French Baroque music.

Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - France: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Rameau [13cd] (2013)

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Harmonia Mundi - Opera Baroque - France: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Rameau [13cd] (2013)

Harmonia Mundi - Opéra Baroque - France: Lully, Charpentier, Campra, Rameau [13cd] (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,44 Gb | Total time: 801:14 | Digital booklet (PDF)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX2908658.99 | Recorded: 1984, 1987, 1990, 1991

This luxurious set containing 39 CDs, 3 DVDs, 1 CD-Rom and four detailed booklets will tell you the full story of Baroque opera in Italy, France, England, and Germany. No fewer than 17 complete operas (including two on DVD) and two supplementary CDs (the dawn of opera, Overtures for the Hamburg Opera) provide the most comprehensive overview of the genre ever attempted! The finest performers are assembled here under the direction of René Jacobs and William Christie to offer you 47 hours of music. An opportunity to discover or to hear again the masterpieces of Baroque opera, some of which have been unavailable on CD for many years.

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

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Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - Andre Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)

Guy Janssens, Laudantes Consort - André Campra, Michael Haydn: Requiem (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 400 Mb | Total time: 76:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CYPRES | # 0640-2 | Recorded: 2005

“A history of the Requiem” takes the music-lover on a journey through the very varied history of the requiem. Presenting one work per century seemed to be just right for illustrating the evolution of this, one of the most significant musical forms in the history of music. The first part of the series, devoted to Ockeghem and Lassus, was awarded a ‘5’ by the prestigious magazine Goldberg, and here now is the second part, presenting the requiems of André Campra and Michael Haydn, recorded on period instruments. A worthy successor to Lully and an admitted model for Rameau, Campra gives us with his Requiem, an ideal gateway for entering into a musical world of unquestioned emotional depth. Michael Haydn, the brother of Joseph, is one of the most remarkable composers of sacred music from the classical period. Though the reasons leading to the composition of this Requiem are still in part unclear, so quickly was it composed, it may at any rate be stated that it left a profound impression on Mozart who was present at its first performance, so striking are the parallels between the two requiems (the same text, the same techniques). The Laudantes Consort, in its large formation, as well as the soloists, combine the dynamics and the sensitivity indispensable for serving these two works.