Noel Baroque - Songs of France and elsewhere | Alpha ALPHA266

Noel Baroque - Songs of France and elsewhere

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA266

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 21st October 2016

Contents

Artists

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien
Maitrise de Radio France

Conductors

Francois Lazarevitch
Sofi Jeannin

Artists

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien
Maitrise de Radio France

Conductors

Francois Lazarevitch
Sofi Jeannin

About

“Since the dawn of Christianity, Christmas has been celebrated with festive singing. In the Baroque era numerous composers such as Charpentier, Delalande, Balbastre, Dandrieu and Daquin created masterpieces out of these simple tunes. When Sofi Jeannin told me of her wish to get her ‘Maîtrise’ choir to sing Christmas music, I was delighted. For a long time I had been gathering French sources of the 17th and 18th centuries with the intention of working on baroque carol arrangements with Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien. I wanted to create something quite different from what had been done before, by treating this repertoire with proper respect: being faithful to the old sources, yet re-working the musical material to make our own personal version. The different languages, regional dialects and accents illustrate the extraordinary diversity and cultural richness of France – as well as of ‘New France’ – at that historical period.” - François Lazarevitch

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