The Court of the Sun King

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Louis XIV of France was a great patron of the arts, establishing a number of institutions in his court that would encourage and produce magnificent works of architecture, visual art, music, and other creations in an effort to equal the glory of Italian culture of the preceding centuries. Erato, the French early music label, has culled from its catalog 220 tracks of music representing the era of Louis XIV for this 2011 collection: The Court of the Sun King. The recordings range from some of Erato's very first issues from 1953 -- Charpentier's "Te Deum" with Marie-Claire Alain on the organ -- to those made as late as 1998: François Couperin's "Messe pour les Couvents de ...
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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Louis XIV of France was a great patron of the arts, establishing a number of institutions in his court that would encourage and produce magnificent works of architecture, visual art, music, and other creations in an effort to equal the glory of Italian culture of the preceding centuries. Erato, the French early music label, has culled from its catalog 220 tracks of music representing the era of Louis XIV for this 2011 collection: The Court of the Sun King. The recordings range from some of Erato's very first issues from 1953 -- Charpentier's "Te Deum" with Marie-Claire Alain on the organ -- to those made as late as 1998: François Couperin's "Messe pour les Couvents de religieux et religieuses," also featuring Alain. The sound will vary depending on the recording date, but the performances are commendable. Many of these are the recordings that made Jean-François Paillard and his Chamber Orchestra, trumpeter Maurice André, and Alain world-famous. As is expected with this era, there is a great deal of choral and religious music, but this was also the beginning of the French operatic tradition -- represented here by excerpts from Lully's "Isis" and "Armide" and "Amadis" -- and the height of the French harpsichord school, represented by composers François and Louis Couperin, Rameau, d'Anglebert, and more. There are even a few tracks of chamber music by François Couperin, Dandrieu, and La Barre. The collection should please anyone with an interest in this historical era and its culture or those looking to expand their knowledge of early Baroque music as it developed in France.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • Label: Erato
  • UPC: 825646752393
  • Catalog Number: 675239
  • Sales rank: 100,669

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–11 Te Deum, motet for 8 voices, chorus & orchestra, H. 146 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Georges Abdoun (28:09)
  2. 12–15 Te Deum, motet for double chorus & orchestra, LWV 55 - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (39:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1–9 Troisième Magnificat à 4 voix, motet for 4 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 79 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Jan Caals (13:47)
  2. 10–15 Messe de minuit, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 9 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Maurice Duruflé (37:49)
  3. 16–22 Dialogus inter angelos et pastores, histoire sacrée for 4 voices, chorus, 2 flutes, strings & continuo, H. 420 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (21:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Pièces d'orgue, Premier livre, for organ: Tierce en taille / Dialogue - Louis Marchand & Marie-Claire Alain (4:57)
  2. 2–6 Messe pour les trépassés, for 5 voices, chorus, instruments & continuo, H. 2 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Elias Arizcuren (19:59)
  3. 3–6 Dies irae, motet for 6 voices, 2 choruses, strings & continuo, H. 12 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Elias Arizcuren (29:16)
  4. 7–10 Motet pour les trépassés, for 5 voices, chorus, strings & continuo, H. 311 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Elias Arizcuren (15:08)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Leçons de Ténébres, for treble voice (or 2 treble voices) & continuo - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (42:16)
  2. 2 Audite omnes et expanescite, motet for countertenor, 2 violins & continuo (Elévations) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (9:16)
  3. 3 Motet pour le jour de Pâques ("Victoria: Christo resurgenti"), for 2 soprano & continuo - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (7:00)
  4. 4 Le reniement de Saint Pierre, histoire sacrée for 5 voices, chorus & continuo, H. 424 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier & Jocelyne Chamonin (13:56)
Disc 5
  1. 1–13 Requiem (Messe des morts) - Jean Gilles & Marie-Claire Alain (44:51)
  2. 14–23 IIIe Leçon du Jeudi Saint, S. 121 (Leçons de ténèbres) - Michel-Richard Delalande & Laurence Boulay (24:30)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Mass for the parishes (Messe des Paroisses), for organ: 3. Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux - François Couperin & Marie-Claire Alain (8:37)
  2. 2–26 Mass for the convents, for organ - François Couperin & Henry du Mont (51:43)
Disc 7
  1. 1–5 Concert de trompettes, for orchestra, S. 158/1-6, 20 (Symphonies pour les soupers du Roy) - Michel-Richard Delalande & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (8:27)
  2. 6–9 Première Fantaisie ou Caprice, for orchestra, S. 160 - Michel-Richard Delalande & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (15:26)
  3. 10–11 Deuxième Fantaisie ou Caprice, for orchestra, S. 161 - Michel-Richard Delalande & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (10:03)
  4. 12–17 Troisième Fantaisie ou Caprice, for orchestra, S. 162 - Michel-Richard Delalande & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (13:59)
  5. 18–24 Sacris solemniis, grand motet, S. 74 - Michel-Richard Delalande & Anne-Marie Beckensteiner (25:22)
Disc 8
  1. 1–7 Le Parnasse, ou L'Apothéose de Corelli, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo (Les Goûts réunis) - François Couperin & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (11:38)
  2. 2 Work(s): Sarabande in G minor / Second Gigue in D minor - Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre & Laurence Boulay (4:30)
  3. 3 Premier concert, for harpsichord (or violin, flute, oboe, viol & bassoon) in G major (Concerts royaux) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (10:06)
  4. 4 Pièces de Clavecin. . .diverses chaconnes, ouvertures, et autres airs de M. de Lully. . . for harpsichord: Suite No. 2 in G minor / Suite No. 3 in D minor - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert & Laurence Boulay (5:55)
  5. 11–26 L'Apothéose de Lully, for various instruments & continuo - François Couperin & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (29:27)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Premier livre de pièces de clavecin, for harpsichord: 1. Prélude - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Laurence Boulay (2:13)
  2. 2 La Livri, version for solo harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin en concerts): 1. La Livri, Rondeau (Gracieux) - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Laurence Boulay (2:33)
  3. 3 La Dauphine, for harpsichord in G minor - Jean-Philippe Rameau & Laurence Boulay (3:26)
  4. 4 Septième prélude for harpsichord in B flat major (L'Art de toucher le clavecin) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (2:20)
  5. 5 6e ordre for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II): 5. Les Baricades mystérieuses, Rondeau (Vivement) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (2:18)
  6. 6 Pavane for keyboard in D minor - Jacques Champion Chambonnières & Laurence Boulay (3:32)
  7. 7 Pièces de Clavecin [Primier livre], for harpsichord: 13. La Sensible, Rondeau - Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer & Laurence Boulay (3:33)
  8. 8 Pièces de Clavecin. . .diverses chaconnes, ouvertures, et autres airs de M. de Lully. . . for harpsichord: Gaillarde - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert & Laurence Boulay (1:49)
  9. 9 Pièces de Clavecin. . .diverses chaconnes, ouvertures, et autres airs de M. de Lully. . . for harpsichord: Sarabande - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert & Laurence Boulay (2:07)
  10. 10 Pièces de Clavecin. . .diverses chaconnes, ouvertures, et autres airs de M. de Lully. . . for harpsichord: Menuet - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert & Laurence Boulay (0:45)
  11. 11–15 Suite for harpsichord No. 1 in C minor, Op. 59/1 - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier & Laurence Boulay (9:10)
  12. 12 Prélude for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 7) - Louis Couperin & Laurence Boulay (3:29)
  13. 13 Branle de Basque, for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 73) - Louis Couperin & Laurence Boulay (0:37)
  14. 14 Gaillarde for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 77) - Louis Couperin & Laurence Boulay (0:53)
  15. 15 Work(s): Sarabande et canaries - Louis Couperin & Laurence Boulay (3:09)
  16. 20–26 Quatrième concert, for harpsichord (or violin, flute, oboe, viol & bassoon) in E minor (Concerts royaux) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (13:39)
  17. 21 9e ordre for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II): 1. Allemande à deux clavecins - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (3:38)
  18. 22 15e ordre for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III): 4. Musette de Choisi (Tendrement) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (3:13)
  19. 23 15e ordre for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III): 5. Musette de Taverni (Légèrement) - François Couperin & Laurence Boulay (2:42)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Prologue - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (3:08)
  2. 2 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Acte 2, Scène 7. Duo des Nymphes - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (3:03)
  3. 3 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Acte 4, Scène 1. Chœur des trembleurs - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (2:48)
  4. 4 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Acte 5, Scène 1. Rondeau, plainte de lo - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (4:09)
  5. 5 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Acte 3, Scènes 3-5. - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (4:39)
  6. 6 Isis, opera, LWV 54: Acte 3, Scène 6. - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (9:02)
  7. 7 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Ouverture - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (2:46)
  8. 8 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Premier Air - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:17)
  9. 9 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Second Air: Gigue - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (2:06)
  10. 10 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Rondeau - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:04)
  11. 11 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Air pour les Démons et les Monstres - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:41)
  12. 12 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Menuet - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:27)
  13. 13 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Premier Air des Combattants - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:23)
  14. 14 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Second Air - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:09)
  15. 15 Amadis, opera, LWV 63: Marche pour le combat de la barrière - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (1:25)
  16. 16 Armide, opera, LWV 71: Ouverture - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (3:05)
  17. 17 Armide, opera, LWV 71: Acte 2, Scène 2. Duo d'Armide et Hidraot - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (3:48)
  18. 18 Armide, opera, LWV 71: Acte 2, Scène 3. Le sommeil de Renaud - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (4:11)
  19. 19 Armide, opera, LWV 71: Acte 2, Scène 5. Monologue d'Armide - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (4:41)
  20. 20 Armide, opera, LWV 71: Acte 5, Scène 2. Passacaille - Jean-Baptiste Lully & Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra (12:49)
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