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Splendeurs de Versailles - Music in the Royal Court of Versailles [10CDs] (2016)

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Splendeurs de Versailles - Music in the Royal Court of Versailles [10CDs] (2016)

Splendeurs de Versailles - Music in the Royal Court of Versailles [10CDs] (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.02 Gb | Total time: 10:47:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 260 | Recorded: 1999-2013

Versailles: its court, its atmosphere and its music… So many splendours emblematic of a monument with an incomparably rich history. The works associated with the palace have travelled down the centuries and today represent a precious part of our heritage. In this ten-CD set, Alpha retraces the musical life of the unique and luminous universe of Versailles. Le Poème Harmonique, Café Zimmermann, Capriccio Stravagante and many others invite themselves into the company of Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Jean-Henry d’Anglebert and share with us for a few hours the sumptuous concerts that made Versailles a place like no other.

Gaétan Jarry - Le Grand Jeu: French Baroque Organ Favourites (2020)

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Gaétan Jarry - Le Grand Jeu: French Baroque Organ Favourites (2020)

Gaétan Jarry - Le Grand Jeu: French Baroque Organ Favourites (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 320 Mb | Total time: 65:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS024 | Recorded: 2019

This is a sort of self-portrait of the Great Organ of the Royal Chapel of Versailles, delivering all its aspects, enhanced by the choice of a repertoire emblematic of the baroque era: the major classic French organ works (Couperin, Marchand, de Grigny, Corrette) composed to glorify the very specific aesthetics of instruments like that of Louis XIV's Chapel; but also to reveal its other sound riches, transcriptions of chefs d'oeuvres, from Le Sommeil d'Atys by Lully, to the contredanses of Rameau's Boréades. To add a new dimension to the organ's sound universe and to enhance its orchestral qualities, modern editing and "re-recording" processes were gently used to serve the superposition of musical voices, as if invisible hands filled in for the organist in certain works, which are true Proust's "madeleines" for Gaétan Jarry. He goes all out to play the instrument of Versailles "for the Glory of God and the King"!

Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau - Barricades: Couperin, de Visée, Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Rameau, Forqueray (2020)

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Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau - Barricades: Couperin, de Visée, Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Rameau, Forqueray (2020)

Thomas Dunford, Jean Rondeau - Barricades: Couperin, de Visée, Lambert, Marais, Charpentier, Rameau, Forqueray (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 70:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029526995 | Recorded: 2019

Both of us have grown up with this music from the cradle of our earliest infancy; […] It is music that allowed us to become what we are, while at the same time encouraging us to question things constantly. […] Now, playing the music – because, as we all know, we play rather than make music – has become a part that each of us plays, played here as a double act. Each one for himself, with his instrument as a crucible, and at the same time each of us for the other, since after all we are engaged in a performance.

Frédérick Haas - Jean-Henry d'Anglebert: Suites pour le Clavecin (1996)

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Frédérick Haas - Jean-Henry d'Anglebert: Suites pour le Clavecin (1996)

Frédérick Haas - Jean-Henry d'Anglebert: Suites pour le Clavecin (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 498 Mb | Total time: 79:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Calliope | CAL 9878 | Recorded: 1996

Frédérick Haas possède une connaissance approfondie de la facture des instruments, et des secrets de leurs réglages. C’est cela qui lui permet ce dialogue si intime avec l’instrument. Car le clavecin de Haas est tout sauf métallique. Sous ses doigts d’une précision jamais répétitive, l’écriture ciselée et fort ornementée de D’Anglebert résonne avec l’amplitude de l’orchestre lullyste, tandis que le claveciniste nous submerge de couleur. Peut-on vraiment croire que l’intégralité du programme a été enregistré sur ce clavecin Henri Hemsch de 1751 tant l’artiste parvient à tirer de sonorités différentes de cet assemblage savant? A la manière d’un peintre, Haas sculpte chaque pièce comme un petit chef-d’œuvre.

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

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Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century (1996)
Harpsichord Suites by Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Russian Compact Disc | # RCD19102 | Time: 01:04:38

Alexei Lubimov is a Russian pianist who also plays fortepiano and harpsichord. In his early years he studied at the Moscow Central Music School, and in 1963, entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumov. He developed a strong interest in Baroque music and 20th century modernist works. Lubimov gave the Soviet premieres of many western compositions, including pieces by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Terry Riley, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which brought censorship from the Soviet authorities. For a number of years he was prevented from traveling outside the Soviet Union. Turning to his interest in period instruments and authentic performance practices, he founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and co-founded the Moscow Chamber Academy with Tatiana Grindenko.

Alexandre Tharaud - Versailles: Rameau, de Visée, Royer, d'Anglebert, Couperin, Duphly, Lully, Balbastre (2019)

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Alexandre Tharaud - Versailles: Rameau, de Visée, Royer, d'Anglebert, Couperin, Duphly, Lully, Balbastre (2019)

Alexandre Tharaud - Versailles: Rameau, de Visée, Royer, d'Anglebert, Couperin, Duphly, Lully, Balbastre (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 270 Mb | Total time: 78:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| # 9029538642 | Recorded: 2019

Alexandre Tharaud pays tribute to composers associated with the courts of the French kings Louis XIV, XV and XVI. Lully, Rameau, Charpentier and François Couperin stand beside lesser-known masters: d’Anglebert, Forqueray, Royer, Duphly and Balbastre. “I’ve always been attracted by French music of this period,” says Tharaud, adding that when he plays the album’s initial Rameau prelude, “It’s like being alone at Versailles, opening the doors and entering those huge, imposing rooms.”

Laurent Stewart - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert: Suites pour clavecin (2009)

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Laurent Stewart - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert: Suites pour clavecin (2009)

Laurent Stewart - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert: Suites pour clavecin (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 519 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territories | # ZZT090501 | Recorded: 2008

Willi Apel, one of the great twentieth-century experts on harpsichord music, declared: ‘With d’Anglebert, French keyboard music reaches its highest point of Baroque magnificence and fulness. His skill in continuing a melody, contrapuntally interweaving voices, concatenating harmonies by way of suspensions, and always using meaningful figures as ornaments brings to a final culmination and maturity what his teacher, Chambonnières, began . . .’

Sophie Yates - French Harpsichord Music: D'Anglebert, Rameau, Couperin, Forqueray (1993)

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Sophie Yates - French Harpsichord Music: D'Anglebert, Rameau, Couperin, Forqueray (1993)

Sophie Yates - French Harpsichord Music: D'Anglebert, Rameau, Couperin, Forqueray (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 391 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Digital booklet
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 0545 | Recorded: 1992

Sophie Yates began her career by winning the international Erwin Bodky Competition at the Boston Early Music Festival, and as a result she was invited to tour and broadcast throughout the eastern states of America. She now performs regularly around Europe, the United States and Japan, and has also worked in Syria, Morocco and Western Australia. Known for her affinity with the French baroque, the music of the Iberian Peninsula and English virginals music, she has performed on most of the playable virginals surviving in Britain and is working on a long-term project to collect a book of contemporary English pieces for this instrument.