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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.

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Phaéton (2019)

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Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Phaéton (2019)

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Phaéton (2019)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 159 min | 7,57 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | Sub: English, Deutsch | Recorded: 2018

This is the story of Phaéton, valiant driver of the Sun’s chariot, led here by Vincent Dumestre and Benjamin Lazar, armed with a rich acquaintance of two decades of Lullyist cooperation. Just like at the time, they will make the Versailles Opera resonate with this production of this flamboyant tragédie lyrique which was first presented in Perm in Russia in 2018.

Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre - Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi (2019)

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Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre - Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi (2019)

Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre - Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 368 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 193 Mb | Covers included | 01:13:08
Classical, Choral | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

Allegri’s Miserere, its heartbreaking harmonies, its verses alternately chanted and ornamented, its seraphic voices: sheer Baroque magic. Since its composition in Rome in 1630, the work has constantly been transformed. Le Poème Harmonique approaches the score through the prism of its metamorphoses, the ornaments and transpositions added since the time when Mozart himself transcribed the piece, then jealously guarded by the Vatican, which punished publication of it with anathema.

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CDs] (2019)

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Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CDs] (2019)

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique [20CD] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 5,79 Gb | Total time: 21h 28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | # ALPHA 568 | Recorded: 1998-2017

Le Poème Harmonique, one of the most important early music ensembles in France, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For this occasion ALPHA CLASSICS has compiled twenty CDs from the catalogue in an attractively designed box. Award-winning recordings can be heard, some of them with an unusual repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. For loyal fans and those who want to become fans!

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique, Ensemble Aedes - Majesté Lalande: Grands Motets pour le Roi-Soleil (2018)

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Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique, Ensemble Aedes - Majesté Lalande: Grands Motets pour le Roi-Soleil (2018)

Vincent Dumestre, Le Poème Harmonique, Ensemble Aedes - Majesté Lalande: Grands Motets pour le Roi-Soleil (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 405 Mb | Total time: 74:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 968 | Recorded: 2017

In 1683, Michel-Richard de Lalande entered the Chapelle Royale as a sous-maître after receiving the support of Louis XIV in a formidable recruitment competition. Still only twenty-five years old, the young composer would swiftly become established as the King s favorite and ascend to the most coveted posts at court in a career spanning almost forty years. Above all, Louis included him in the consultations for the construction of the new Chapelle Royale, adjacent to Versailles Palace. As the arches gradually rose skywards, Lalande composed and revised his motets, which give expression to the then-peerless grandeur of the realm, while at the same time testifying to the chapel s incomparable acoustics.

Vincent Dumestre, Capella Cracoviensis, Le Poeme Harmonique - Charpentier & Lully: Te Deum (2013)

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Vincent Dumestre, Capella Cracoviensis, Le Poeme Harmonique - Charpentier & Lully: Te Deum (2013)

Vincent Dumestre, Capella Cracoviensis, Le Poème Harmonique - Charpentier & Lully: Te Deum (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 55:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # 952 | Recorded: 2013

The large-scale sacred music of the French court remains among the most neglected repertories of the Baroque era. Here's an excellent place to start with it. The Te Deum, the quintessential Catholic hymn of praise, was a favored text for big moments at court, and the two examples here must be among the finest. Jean-Baptiste Lully's Te Deum, LWV 55, during whose premiere the composer fatally stabbed himself in the foot with a staff, was composed to celebrate the Sun King's recovery, via a pretty ghastly surgery, from what appears to have been a severe case of hemorrhoids. The more cheerful occasion of Charpentier's setting was a French military victory in the Low Countries. In both cases you get full-scale splendor, with chorus, brass, and orchestra in harmonically static settings.