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Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival - Michael-Richard de Lalande: Les Fontaines de Versailles (2020)

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Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival - Michael-Richard de Lalande: Les Fontaines de Versailles (2020)

Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs, Boston Early Music Festival - Michael-Richard de Lalande: Les Fontaines de Versailles; Le Concert d’Esculape (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 345 Mb | Total time: 72:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 555 097-2 | Recorded: 2019

Michel-Richard de Lalande is regarded as one of the great composers of the French Baroque, and so it is not surprising that our prizewinning Boston Early Music Ensemble has now turned to him. Along with his many sacred works, Lalande also wrote for the various court occasions that required secular music. Les Fontaines de Versailles, the work occupying a central position on this CD, above all contributed to Lalande’s increasing popularity. It was performed on 5 April 1683, some weeks before Lalande was appointed to the coveted post of 'Sous-maître de Chapelle.' After the court had settled in Versailles with King Louis XIV in 1682, its musical microcosm also experienced a renewal.

Thibaut Roussel - Le Coucher du Roi: Music for Louis XIV's Chamber: Lully, Marais, Visée, Lalande (2020)

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Thibaut Roussel - Le Coucher du Roi: Music for Louis XIV's Chamber: Lully, Marais, Visée, Lalande (2020)

Thibaut Roussel - Le Coucher du Roi: Music for Louis XIV's Chamber: Lully, Marais, Visée, Lalande (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 347 Mb | Total time: 74:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS029 | Recorded: 2019

Night is falling. In this twilight of the reign of Louis XIV and at the end of his Grand Coucher, the king is at last free from protocol. He then orders the musicians of the Kings Chamber, to come to him; they are the most excellent in the kingdom. These Petits Concerts which were held in the evening before His Majesty enabled the king to hear his preferred repertoire from all that he had loved and even danced to. Here is the Sleep scene from Lullys Atys, the Sombres Deserts by Lambert, the Mutine by Visee, the Grande Piece Royale by Lalande, A Gigue by Marais, La Plainte by La Barre Thibaut Roussel has gathered around him the finest interpreters of the French baroque repertoire, to give us, as if in a walking dream, the intimate music of this Coucher du Roi. Let the night last, sings Le Camus, right up until Couperins Land of Dodo.

Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

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Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002) [Re-Up]

Michel-Richard De Lalande: Music for the Sun King (2002)
Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, Jeffrey Skidmore

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67325 | Time: 01:12:07

This resplendent CD introduces another outstanding 'early music' ensemble to Hyperion - Jeffrey Skidmore's Ex Cathedra, who will explore some of the lesser-known Baroque byways for us. They make their entrance with this programme of music by one of the four composers assigned to Louis XIV's Chapel in 1683. The disc gives us the opportunity to hear two of Lalande's 'grands motets' in full (substantial, sectional works in which episodes for vocal soloists are interspersed with passages for small ensembles and chorus, the orchestra providing both accompaniment and interludes), as well as a solo movement extracted from another one, and one of his instrumental pieces. This is music which was highly regarded both in the composer's own day and beyond, and performed throughout the eighteenth century.