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Morin - French Cantatas | Etcetera KTC1635

Morin - French Cantatas

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Label: Etcetera

Cat No: KTC1635

Barcode: 8711801016351

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th February 2019

Contents

Artists

Stefanie True (soprano)
Zsuzsi Toth (soprano)
Michaela Riener (mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble Lautenwerk

Conductor

Giulio Quirici

Works

Morin, Jean-Baptiste

Circe: Cantata no.3
L'Himen et l'Amour, Epithalame: Suite
Le Naufrage d'Ulisse: Cantate no.4 a voix seule et simphonie
Psiche et ses soeurs: Cantate no.6 a trois voix

Artists

Stefanie True (soprano)
Zsuzsi Toth (soprano)
Michaela Riener (mezzo-soprano)
Ensemble Lautenwerk

Conductor

Giulio Quirici

About

Etcetera welcomes Ensemble Lautenwerk under the direction of lute player Giulio Quirici. On this new recording, they bring unknown French cantatas from Jean-Baptiste Morin. It is hard to believe that this fantastic music was never performed before!

Jean-Baptiste Morin (1677-1754) was one of a number of French musicians in the early 18th century caught up in a wave of enthusiasm for Italian music which in the previous century had been kept at bay in France by Louis XIV. The ‘Sun-King’ had been determined that his reign should encourage the creation of a distinctly French style of artistic expression to equal - if not overtake - that of Italy which had dominated European music in the 17th century.

Through his gifted court composer Lully he found just the person who could satisfy his personal taste and radiate it into a national one based in Versailles. Yet, towards the end of his reign there were musical stirrings in Paris which would lead to a style in which French and Italian elements were brought together. The centre of this movement uniting French and Italian styles was the Palais-Royal in Paris, the home of the pleasure-loving Philippe II, nephew to the King on the Orleans side of the family and who, on the death of Louis XIV in 1715, became Regent of France.

Philippe surrounded himself with Italian music and musicians and so it is not surprising that many of the composers employed in his royal household were intrigued by the possibilities offered by the new form of the cantate française, including Jean-Baptiste Morin.

Canadian born soprano Stefanie True has enjoyed performing throughout Europe and North America, and is a singer equally at ease on both opera and concert stages. She has already made many recordings for labels such as Alpha and Ricercar. This is her second recording for Etcetera.

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