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Music at the Court of Versailles
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Christopher Hogwood -The Academy of Ancient Music

Music at the Court of Versailles

CD | Australian Eloquence | 0028948055845 | ELQ 4805584 | 11-13

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About the album

One of the key recordings ever to be made of French court music, this seminal recording returns to the catalogue, now with each item and/or movement individually indexed. The offerings encompass both suites and cantatas. The music – written both for and around the court life of Versailles (1697 – 1747) is sophisticated and elegant taking us from the post-Lully era, to the final examples of  great French baroque chamber music, that of Leclair. The collection is notable for the pure, unsullied voice of the late Judith Nelson (a long-time collaborator with the Academy of Ancient Music) and cellist Christophe Coin’s narration in the slightly grisly account of the description of an operation to remove a gall-stone! The booklet includes the original note, texts and translations of the vocal items, and Christopher Hogwood’s own newly-written introduction for this reissue.

‘[Judith Nelson’s] performance of both the cantatas is full of warmth and expression […] Christophe Coin gives a many-shaded account of Marais’s La sonnerie […] Monica Huggett gives us a really splendid performance [of the Leclair], savouring the harmonies of the double-stopping seemingly without a care in the world. […] Fine playing and a fine, reverberant recording which captures every detail of the instruments’ character make this a notable release. There is much repertoire here which is, furthermore, new to the catalogue.’ Gramophone (November 1983)

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      1. Gravement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 2
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      2. Gayement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 3
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      3. Gravement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 4
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      4. Gayement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 5
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      5. Gravement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 6
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      6. Vivement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 7
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      7. Air: Gracieusement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 8
      Couperin: Les Nations / Sonata 'La Françoise'
      8. Gayement
       
      Composer: Various
    • 9
      Couperin: Airs Sérieux
      Qu'on ne me dise plus que c'est la seule absence
       
      Composer: Various
    • 10
      Couperin: Airs Sérieux
       
      Composer: Various
    • 11
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Le Triomphe de la Constance'
      Recit:
       
      Composer: Various
    • 12
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Le Triomphe de la Constance'
      Air:
       
      Composer: Various
    • 13
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Le Triomphe de la Constance'
      Recit:
       
      Composer: Various
    • 14
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Le Triomphe de la Constance'
      Air:
       
      Composer: Various
    • 15
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Le Triomphe de la Constance'
      Recit:
       
      Composer: Various
    • 16
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Le Triomphe de la Constance'
      Air:
       
      Composer: Various
    • 1
      Forqueray: Suite No.1 for viola da gamba and continuo
      1. La Forqueray
       
      Composer: Various
    • 2
      Forqueray: Suite No.1 for viola da gamba and continuo
      2. La Cottin
       
      Composer: Various
    • 3
      Forqueray: Suite No.1 for viola da gamba and continuo
      3. La Portugaise
       
      Composer: Various
    • 4
      Forqueray: Suite No.1 for viola da gamba and continuo
      4. La Couperin
       
      Composer: Various
    • 5
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      1. Allemande
       
      Composer: Various
    • 6
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      2. Premiere Courante
       
      Composer: Various
    • 7
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      3. Seconde Courante
       
      Composer: Various
    • 8
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      4. Sarabande
       
      Composer: Various
    • 9
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      5. Gigue
       
      Composer: Various
    • 10
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      6. Chaconne ou Passacaille
       
      Composer: Various
    • 11
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      7. Gavotte
       
      Composer: Various
    • 12
      Couperin: Les Nations / Suite de Simphonie en Trio
      8. Menuet
       
      Composer: Various
    • 13
      Leclair: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D, Op.9, No.6
      1. Allegro
       
      Composer: Various
    • 14
      Leclair: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D, Op.9, No.6
      2. Adagio
       
      Composer: Various
    • 15
      Leclair: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D, Op.9, No.6
      3. Tempo Gavotto (Allegro ma non troppo)
       
      Composer: Various
    • 16
      Leclair: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in D, Op.9, No.6
      4. Giga (Prestissimo)
       
      Composer: Various
    • 17
      Marais: Suite no.3 in F from Pièces de Viole, Livre 3-Part 1 (1711)
      1. Prélude (Gravement)
       
      Composer: Various
    • 18
      Marais: Suite no.3 in F from Pièces de Viole, Livre 3-Part 1 (1711)
      2. Allemande (La Superbe)
       
      Composer: Various
    • 19
      Marais: Suite no.3 in F from Pièces de Viole, Livre 3-Part 1 (1711)
      3. L'Arabesque
       
      Composer: Various
    • 20
      Marais: Le Tableau de l'operation de la taille
      Le Tableau de l'operation de la taille
       
      Composer: Various
    • 21
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      Dans la florissante Arcadie
       
      Composer: Various
    • 22
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      La beauté peu durable
       
      Composer: Various
    • 23
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      Syrinx fuit le tendre esclavage
       
      Composer: Various
    • 24
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      L'astre du jour dorait le sommet des montages
       
      Composer: Various
    • 25
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      La desse nous appelle
       
      Composer: Various
    • 26
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      Déja Syrinx parcourait
       
      Composer: Various
    • 27
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      Restes plaintifs de l'objet que j'adore
       
      Composer: Various
    • 28
      de Montéclair: Cantata: 'Pan et Syrinx'
      Amour, tu n'as que des charmes
       
      Composer: Various
    • 29
      Marais: La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du mont de Paris
      La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du mont de Paris
       
      Composer: Various
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