Le Concert Royal de la Nuit | Harmonia Mundi HMC95222324

Le Concert Royal de la Nuit

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMC95222324

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 18th September 2015

Contents

Artists

Ensemble Correspondances

Conductor

Sebastien Dauce

Artists

Ensemble Correspondances

Conductor

Sebastien Dauce

About

Louis XIV 1715-2015 Celebration: Special Edition

In late February 1653, just after the Fronde rebellion, the most influential spectacle of the early reign of Louis XIV was created at the Louvre: the Ballet Royal de la Nuit. Grandiose, and carefully elaborated at the highest levels of the state, the libretto by Bensérade called upon the finest artists of the time. Banishing the troubles of Night, Louis XIV danced in the Sun King costume that would henceforth be for ever associated with him. An indispensable world premiere recording!

Contains works by Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boesset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli, Luigi Rossi and Anonymous

Reviews

Ensemble Correspondances do us the inestimable good turn of recreating that musical night, and it's a must-hear, both for musical and historical reasons … Sébastien Daucé himself has done a great job of musical archaeology to recreate the score as closely as possible to what might have been heard that night. It's so convincing and winning that you never question its authenticity …  the band of instrumentalists in Ensemble Correspondances is fantastic … The choruses are a model of Gallic refinement … Both fascinating and compelling, this is a release of equal musical and historical worth.  Simon Thompson
MusicWeb International February 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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