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Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 123:46 minutes | 2.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Recording 'The Well-tempered Clavier' is a bit like climbing Everest, and this new recording by Christophe Rousset devoted to Book I has been eagerly awaited. With modesty and rigour, he gives a rich, varied interpretation of this monument to Art, revealing its secrets to us in a highly informative introductory text. Performed on the magnificent Rückers harpsichord at the Château of Versailles, Nicolas Bartholomée's recording ideally reproduces the full, fruity savour of this instrument that has miraculously been preserved.
Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)

Christophe Rousset - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:04:20 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté-Les Talens Lyriques

Christophe Rousset is one of the finest and most exciting harpsichordists, and as a conductor is a leader in the late 20th century revival of French Baroque music. After studying piano as a boy, he became deeply interested in the harpsichord at the age of 13. He studied with Huguette Dreyfus at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and, from 1980 to 1983, with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. He won a special certificate of distinction at the Schola Cantorum and, in 1983, the first prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. He began a professional career, in which he rose quickly in the ranks of the world's harpsichordists. He soon appeared at some of the most prestigious early music festivals, including those of Aix-en-Provence, Saintes, Veaune, Utrecht, La Roque d'Anthéron, and Les Printemps des Arts de Nantes.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Amadis (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Amadis (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 163:34 minutes | 3.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A masterpiece born of the collaboration of composer Lully and his librettist Quinault, the “tragédie en musique” called Alceste caused a scandal when it was created in 1674. The tragic register was reserved for the theater, while the music was content with the comic vein. But thanks to the combined talents of Lully and Quinault, the stage of the Royal Academy of Music saw the development of the new tragic and lyrical genre.
Christophe Rousset - Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli (2016) [24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:56 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques and Stéphane Degout - F. Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli: The genius of François Couperin (1668-1733) whispers precious secrets in Christophe Rousset's ear, which he reveals to us in this new recording. Here, the cantata Ariane consolée par Bacchusis unveiled in preview, served by a dream cast.
Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (Live) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (Live) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 79:33 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With more than one million copies sold, the original soundtrack of Gérard Corbiau’s film Farinelli established the international reputation of Les Talens Lyriques. In 1994, in order to reinvent the voice of Carlo Broschi aka Farinelli (1705-1782), a computer was used to mix the timbres of Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor, and Ewa Mallas-Godlewska, soprano. No less would have been sufficient to incarnate the octaves and the phenomenal power of this singer, history’s first rock star.

Rameau - Zoroastre (Christophe Rousset), (2007), 2*DVD9  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 24, 2011
Rameau - Zoroastre (Christophe Rousset), (2007), 2*DVD9

Rameau - Zoroastre (Christophe Rousset)
Classical | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | LPCM Stereo; DTS, 5 ch | 227 min | 13.29 GB
Francais | Opus Arte | Subtitles: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French

Basically the story of the opera centres around the tussle between good and evil, the good being personified in Zoroastre with his love for Amelite and the evil in the sorceror Abramante allied to Erinice, the sister of Amelite who also desires Zorostrate but is vengeful because of rejection.
Rameau was 66 when he composed this piece and it reflects his maturity with its sensuous and cleverly designed music. There are layers of interpretation which are easy to miss but the excellent one hour documentary gives a great introduction and should be viewed first, something I failed to do and so became somewhat perplexed about what was going on. Unfortunately the accompanying booklet gives no written synopsis, an silly omission as the 4 minute verbal description is next to useless. I extracted one from the net and it helped to explain what was going on.
Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Zaïs (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Zaïs (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 149:57 minutes | 2.92 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following three acclaimed revivals of Lully's tragédies lyriques - Bellérophon, Phaéton and Amadis - Christophe Rousset leads Les Talens Lyriques in a definitive performance of Jean-Philippe Rameau's ballet-héroïque Zaïs.
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset  - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste (2017)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:30:56 | 836 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparté | Catalog: AP164

L’histoire entre Les talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset et Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) est l’histoire d’une réussite. Les sept disques (Persée, Roland, Armide, Amadis, Phaéton, Bellérophon et cet Alceste) du compositeur d'origine italienne naturalisé français enregistrés par l’ensemble et le chef et claveciniste Français sont tous un véritable succès critique. En quelques années, Les talens Lyriques et Christophe Rousset sont passés maître du style et de l’écriture Lulliste au point d’être devenus un (le ?) véritable intournable du genre.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Niccolo Jommelli: Armida abbandonata (2005)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Niccolò Jommelli: Armida abbandonata (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 929 Mb | Total time: 61:04+66:40+44:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # AMB 9983 | Recorded: 1994

Armida abbandonata is one of Niccolo Jommelli's finest operas. It was the first he composed after returning to Naples from his triumphant years in Stuttgart (1754-1769), receiving its first performance at the Teatro San Carlo on May 30, 1770. Among those who attended was the 14-year old Mozart, whose report that Armida was "beautiful, but too serious and old-fashioned for the theater," has been frequently quoted and almost as frequently misunderstood. "The theater" almost certainly refers specifically to the San Carlo, which did indeed find Armida "too serious," in the sense of its harmonic and orchestral complexity, ironically a criticism Mozart himself would later encounter in Vienna.
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Six Concerts en sextuor (2003)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Six Concerts en sextuor (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 71:49 | 406 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 467 699-2

Among the finest performers of early music and arbiters of period practices, Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques turn their attention here to the composer whose work inspired the ensemble's name and purpose. In this 2000 disc devoted to the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Rousset and his ensemble turn in vigorous and appealing performances that present Rameau's music in a new light. The chaste and sometimes severe Pièces de clavecin en concerts are dramatically transformed in these sumptuous versions for string orchestra and continuo.