Les Elements: Tempetes, Orages & Fetes Marines | Alia Vox AVSA9914

Les Elements: Tempetes, Orages & Fetes Marines


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Label: Alia Vox

Cat No: AVSA9914

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 11th December 2015



Le Concert des Nations


Jordi Savall


Locke, Matthew

The Tempest: Incidental Music

Marais, Marin

Alcyone: Suite no.4 'Airs pour les Matelots et les Tritons'

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Hippolyte et Aricie
» Tonnerre
Les Indes galantes
» Air pour Boree
» Air pour les Zephirs
» Orage
» Contredanse (Act 2)
» Contredanse tres vive

Rebel, Jean-Fery

Les Elemens (The Elements)

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Wassermusik 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth', TWV55:C3

Vivaldi, Antonio

Flute Concertos (6), op.10
» no.1 in F major, RV433 'La tempesta di mare'


Le Concert des Nations


Jordi Savall


This double album is an invitation to explore the forces of nature, so vividly depicted by the composers at the turn of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.

With this stunning (and Jordi Savall's first) recording of Jean-Fery Rebelís Les Elements, Savall displays his unmatched vision of the baroque orchestral repertoire, proving that authenticity and timbral beauty arenít mutually exclusive.

New recordings of works by Locke, Vivaldi, Marais, Telemann and Rameau - a splendidly varied and expressively wide-ranging selection - is a welcome addition to the existing landmark recordings made by Savall in this repertoire. Pellucid engineering complements the live performances perfectly, offering warmth without excessive resonance, and letting the players shine.

Recorded live on July 19, 2015 in Fontfroide, France.


All through there are striking moments with Le Concert des Nations weaving some wonderful sounds with lovely textures and harmonies, particularly towards the end Ö Jordi Savall has gathered together a terrific collection of music to which he and Le Concert des Nations bring life and buoyancy, colour and great textures.  Bruce Reader
The Classical Reviewer 6 February 2016

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