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Tine Thing Helseth, Kåre Nordstoga - Magical Memories for Trumpet and Organ (2021)

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Tine Thing Helseth, Kåre Nordstoga - Magical Memories for Trumpet and Organ (2021)

Tine Thing Helseth, Kåre Nordstoga - Magical Memories for Trumpet and Organ (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 244 Mb | Total time: 67:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Lawo | # LWC1216 | Recorded: 2020

Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth's album of Magical Memories was recorded during the coronavirus pandemic and intended as a positive statement, suggesting childhood memories that bring strength at a difficult time. The memories are Helseth's own; she heard her mother play the trumpet with an organist in church and loved the combination. It's a simple and direct concept, but it conceals several challenges that Helseth has successfully surmounted on this lovely release. First of all, in Helseth's own words, "There is nothing as difficult to play as a really simple melody – a simple, unadorned, honest melody coming from within. It's magic!" She offers traditional Norwegian folk melodies and classical favorites, and she's right; to make these more than ordinary is difficult, but she pulls it off with really charismatic performances of the likes of "Solveig's Lullaby" from Grieg's Peer Gynt.

Les Dominos; Les Agremens - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Pour un reposoir; Noels sur les instruments; Sonate a huit (2013) [Re-Up]

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Les Dominos; Les Agremens - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Pour un reposoir; Noels sur les instruments; Sonate a huit (2013) [Re-Up]

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Pour un reposoir; Noëls sur les instruments; Sonate à huit (2013)
Les Dominos; Les Agrémens; Florence Malgoire, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC338 | Time: 01:14:54

The instrumental works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier are familiar to very few people. A large number of them were composed for use in churches, the most famous of these being the Messe pour plusieurs instruments au lieu des orgues that has already been recorded by Jean Tubéry and La Fenice for Ricercar (RIC 245). Charpentier composed the Sonate à huit around 1685, at a time when various private musical societies were exploring the Italian sonata style. Charpentier discovered this style at the same time as François Couperin, who also set about composing sonatas in the Italian style. Charpentier’s Sonate à huit blends the Italian style with the French suite of dances and as such is one of the masterpieces of instrumental music of the French baroque. The symphonies Pour un Reposoir were intended to accompany an outdoor procession, an organ naturally not being available. The greater part of the CD, however, is taken up by the Noëls pour les Instruments which Charpentier set for instrumental ensemble and organ. We have also recorded the original versions of the above-mentioned Christmas carols, complete with their many verses as they appeared in French collections published at the beginning of the 18th century. This recording of Christmas music can be enjoyed throughout the year!

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Christmas Concertos (1991)

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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Christmas Concertos (1991)

Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Christmas Concertos: Charpentier, Molter, Vivaldi, Sammartini, Telemann, Handel, Corelli (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 62:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | # 435 262-2 | Recorded: 1988, 1990

Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert take a refined look at Christmas Concertos from the baroque masters. So that's Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli and plenty more.

Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis - Dumesny: Haute-Contre de Lully (2019)

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Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis - Dumesny: Haute-Contre de Lully (2019)

Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis - Dumesny: Haute-Contre de Lully (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 407 Mb | Total time: 77:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 554 | Recorded: 2018

Who was Louis Gaulard Dumesny? Dumesny was not the first haute-contre historically speaking, but he was the first to have become famous in his lifetime. Sources agree that he was a cook when Lully discovered him. He made his debut in 1677 and everyone was amazed by his acting, the power of his voice and also his ability to learn everything by ear, since he could not read music. A few centuries later, Reinoud Van Mechelen, star tenor of the international Baroque scene, has decided, with his ensemble A Nocte Temporis, to pay tribute to this ‘haute-contre’ register, a high tenor voice (not to be confused with the countertenor!), by devoting three recordings to it, paying tribute in turn to Lully, Rameau and Gluck.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Le Malade Imaginaire (1990)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Le Malade Imaginaire (1990)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Le Malade Imaginaire (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 78:56 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901336 | Recorded: 1990

Due to legal complications engineered by Jean-Baptiste Lully and effected by Louis XIV, Marc-Antoine Charpentier's brilliant incidental music for Molière's final comedy, Le Malade imaginaire (1672-1674), was subjected to two drastic revisions. Despite the composer's usual precautions and careful maintenance of his manuscripts, the work's ordering became confused and scores of two important sections – the "Premier intermède" and the "Petit opéra impromptu" – lost. Thanks to the work of musicologists John S. Powell and H. Wiley Hitchcock, the full work has been reconstructed from surviving parts and restored for performance. The 1990 recording by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants is the most complete and authoritative version available; but if that makes it seem stuffy and dry, then hearing the performance will come as a glorious surprise.

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs (2004)

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Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs (2004)

Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 73:12 | Scans included
Classical | Hyperion | CDA67435 | Recorded: 2003

A contemporary of Lully and Lalande, Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) was something of an outsider to the French court of Louis XIV, which helps to explain his comparative obscurity. A period of study in Rome doubtless gave Charpentier exposure to the polychoral style long-established from the time of Gabrieli, and this recording presents the triple-choir Salve Regina alongside the opulent Messe à quatre chœurs – written for four separate choirs, with a large continuo team of four organs, four theorbos, bass viol and great bass viol! The possibilities opened up by such a wealth of musicians engender music which seems as close to the proverbial “choir of the angels of heaven” as could be desired.

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Antiennes "O" de l'Avent (1990)

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William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Antiennes "O" de l'Avent (1990)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Antiennes "O" de l'Avent (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 41:26 | Scans included
Classical | Harmonia Mundi | 0905124 | Recorded: 1982

Ma rencontre avec la musique de Charpentier remonte à mes années d'études aux Etats-Unis, au cours desquelles mes professeurs avaient l'habitude de parler de cette musique et de la montrer. J'ai ainsi découvert le "Reniement de Saint-Pierre" dans une anthologie de musique religieuse…Je me souviens aussi avoir entendu du Charpentier chanté en traduction anglaise, parfois aussi en latin par certains chœurs de paroisses protestantes. C'est là que j'ai pris connaissance de la "Pastorale sur la naissance de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ".William Christie

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.

Stephan MacLeod, Alexis Kossenko, Arte dei Suonatori - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Leçons de Ténèbres (2012)

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Stephan MacLeod, Alexis Kossenko, Arte dei Suonatori - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Leçons de Ténèbres (2012)

Stephan MacLeod, Alexis Kossenko, Arte dei Suonatori - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Leçons de Ténèbres (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 356 Mb | Total time: 65:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | # Alpha 185 | Recorded: 2011

The performances on this lovely album of vocal and instrumental music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier make it a recording that should delight the composer's fans and anyone who loves the music of the Baroque. Listeners should be warned that the packaging and even the composer's titles create expectations of music of a very different character from what is actually presented. The three Leçons de Ténèbres of the title, scored for bass and chamber orchestra, refer to baleful texts taken from the Lamentations of Jeremiah describing the fall and abasement of Jerusalem, and were written for services on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of Holy Week, the darkest days in the Christian liturgical calendar.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Sacred Music Vol. 1 (1994)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Sacred Music Vol. 1 (1994)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Messe des morts; Litanies (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 61:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553173 | Recorded: 1994

This is another absolute gem, in which Herve Niquet and his ensemble, Le Concert Spirituel, show sparkling variety. (Classic CD)

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs - Carnets de voyage d'Italie (2020)

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Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs - Carnets de voyage d'Italie (2020)

Sébastien Daucé, Ensemble Correspondances - Charpentier: Messe à quatre chœurs - Carnets de voyage d'Italie (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 79:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902640 | Recorded: 2019

An Italian travel diary. Paris, 1665: a young composer leaves the Saint-Michel district to embark on a journey to Rome. The journey promises to be a long one, its stopovers rich in encounters for Charpentier. On this new recording, Sébastien Daucé invites us on an imaginary recreation of that voyage of initiation, from Cremona (Merula) to Rome (Beretta), by way of Venice (Cavalli) and Bologna (Cazzati). A journey in space, but also in time, through the sources of inspiration of a composer whose future works were to recall the colours of Italy – as the magnificent Mass for four choirs testifies.

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)

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Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)

Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre - Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 47:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 453 479-2 | Recorded: 1997

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) was a French composer who was a contemporary of Louis XIV. Charpentier created liturgical works full of grace and energy, using great imagination for his musical settings. This is very much evident in the selections for this recording, the TE DEUM and the MESSE DE MINUIT. The first one is a joyously triumphant interpretation of the thanksgiving text, using eight soloists, chorus and orchestra, including three trumpets, something unusual for the times.

Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations - Charpentier à la Chapelle Royale de Versailles (2014)

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Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations - Charpentier à la Chapelle Royale de Versailles (2014)

Jordi Savall, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations - Charpentier à la Chapelle Royale de Versailles (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 857 Mb | Total time: 74:50+64:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alia Vox | # AVSA9905 | Recorded: 2004, 2013

It was 1988, and at that time the vast majority of Charpentier’s works were still accessible only via the original sources, so we had to rely on microfilms of the composer’s complete works collected in the twenty-eight manuscript volumes known as “Meslanges”. Poring over the manuscript pages on the screen of our microfilm reader, I studied and selected the works for the programme on the basis of the original texts.

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Tristes Déserts (2007)

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Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Tristes Déserts (2007)

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Tristes Déserts (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 361 Mb | Total time: 74:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | # ZZT070302 | Recorded: 2006

Marc-Antoine Charpentier's (1643-1704) deeply soulful vocal works are among the most immediately appealing pieces of the middle Baroque. He had a gift for grateful, lyrical vocal writing that's expressively expansive and avoids the patterned clichés that sometimes hobble music of that era. This collection features a variety of works, including songs, a cantata, and a short opera-like scene in the form of a motet, Epithalium Carpenterij, that's quite unlike anything else in the musical repertoire. It's a wickedly funny tombeau, or musical memorial tribute, which Charpentier writes in his own honor.

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.