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Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)

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Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)

Christopher Palameta, Notturna - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'Amant jaloux (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 56:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Atma Classique | # ACD2 2797 | Recorded: 2019

Canadian ensemble Notturna offers a charming instrumental version of the opera L'Amant jaloux (the jealous lover) by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813). This anonymous arrangement for flute, oboe, violin, viola, and bass was found in the Biblioteca Estense di Modena. Though undated, it was likely transcribed in 1778, the year Grétry composed the opera. Founded in 2006 and directed by oboist Christopher Palameta, Notturna is a chamber collective whose spirited and sensitive playing (Early Music America) draws on the transparency and expressiveness of early wind instruments to paint fresh pictures of an unexplored historical repertoire.

Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)

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Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)

Gaétan Jarry, Marguerite Louise - Lully, Couperin, Delalande: Messe du Roi Soleil (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 312 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | CVS008 | Recorded: 2018

The Sun King’s Mass was without doubt one of the privileged rites for the standing glory of the sovereign, as much because of its splendour, as for its ceremonial aspect, which brings time to a halt, solidifying the eternal image of royal power. The greatest composers of the kingdom distinguished themselves by making the holy service a veritable heavenly concert. The bell rang, the fifes and drums announced the arrival of the king in the gallery, the organ burst forth, the Grands Motets by Lully and Delalande enthralled under the golden vaults, the delicate and intimate petits motets by Couperin appear with grace in the alcoves of the Royal Chapel…

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)

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Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)

Raphaël Pichon, Pygmalion - Les Funérailles Royales de Louis XIV (2018)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Latin (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 1h 41'31'' | 5,28 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: Latin, Francais, English | Recorded: 2015

The funeral of Louis XIV mirrored his reign: grandiose and filled with pathos. Raphaël Pichon has chosen the setting of the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, built ‘for the use’ of the Sun King, to present a musical reconstruction of the event, with chiaroscuro lighting designs by Bertrand Couderc. Solemn grands motets like the De profundis and Dies irae of Michel-Richard de Lalande and the poignant Marche funèbre pour le Convoy du Roy by André Danican Philidor are juxtaposed with rarely heard music by Jean Colin, Louis Chein and Charles d’Helfer. An outstanding performance by Pygmalion, filmed on the occasion of the tercentenary of the event, in November 2015.

Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Francoeur & Philidor: Festive and Ceremonial Music for Versailles (2011)

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Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Francoeur & Philidor: Festive and Ceremonial Music for Versailles (2011)

Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Francœur & Philidor: Festive and Ceremonial Music for Versailles (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 491 Mb | Total time: 67:46+63:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato ‎| 50999 0 96344 2 8 | Recorded: 1993, 1994

Ce disque renferme de la musique de circonstance rythmant la vie de la cour de Versailles de Louis XIV à Louis XVI. Les deux compositeurs mis en valeur sont peu connus mais de leur temps étaient les familiers des souverains et les compositeurs des musiques servant à accompagner les chasses, festins, mariages, fêtes, divertissement qui marquaient les temps forts de la vie de Cour.

Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Musiques pour les mousquetaires: Lully, Babelon, Cambert, Desrosiers, Philidor (2005)

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Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Musiques pour les mousquetaires: Lully, Babelon, Cambert, Desrosiers, Philidor (2005)

Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais - Musiques pour les mousquetaires: Lully, Babelon, Cambert, Desrosiers, Philidor (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 58:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Calliope ‎| CAL 9527 | Recorded: 2003

A portrait of d'Artagnan in the form of a tribute to Alexandre Dumas, illustrated by authentic pieces of music written by Lully and Philidor for the real Musketeers. Trumpets and kettledrums, oboes and side-drums play the favourite marches and trios of the royal regiments in alternation with passages from the novelist's prose. A fascinating meeting between history and fiction.

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.