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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.
Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de Viole (2016)

Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de Viole (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 1.12 gb | 03:19:13
Classical | Label: Aparté | Release Year: 2016

Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them in concert. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they revere: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces before dying in 1745. Aside from a few handwritten works copied in the collections of other composers, all of Forqueray's music has been lost.

Cherubini - Medee (Christophe Rousset) (2012)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 7, 2016
Cherubini - Medee (Christophe Rousset) (2012)

Cherubini - Médée (Christophe Rousset) (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 6.32 Gb+2.35 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 138 min
Classical | BelAir | Sub: Francais, Nederlands, English, Deutsch

Written in 1797, Cherubini's faithful version of Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most savage and powerful works of the opera repertoire, relating the cruel vengeance of a wounded woman for whom infanticide seems to be the only solution to her humiliation in love. As a continuation of Gluck's music, Cherubini's work is of boundless emotion, at once a refined, terrifying and desperate portent of a tragic outcome.
Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset & Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de viole (2016)

Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset & Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de viole (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:19:12 | 456 MB
Label: Aparté

Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them commune on stage. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they worship: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was, with Marin Marais, one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces and died in 1745 in Mantes where he had moved in 1731, after having suffered serious financial setbacks, especially in the course of Law s bankruptcy. Aside from a few handwritten pieces copied in the collections of other composers, Forqueray s pieces have been lost. The release of the 'Pièces de viole', to which the present recording is devoted, is thus the sole important testimony to his oeuvre.

Rameau - Zoroastre (Christophe Rousset) (2008) [Blu-Ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at May 3, 2016
Rameau - Zoroastre (Christophe Rousset) (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Rameau - Zoroastre (Christophe Rousset) (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 162 min | 45,5 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 162 min | 14,9 Gb
Audio: French / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

Making full use of Drottningholm Theatre's unique 17th century Baroque theatre machinery, as well as his deep creative understanding of the profound drama of the work, stage director Pierre Audi creates a production of Zoroastre that completely accords with the spirit of Rameau. True to the form of the tragédie lyrique, choreographer Amir Hosseinpour's dances perfectly match the weight and meaning of both plot and music. The ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, reinforced with musicians from the Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, is expertly and passionately led into the musical stratosphere by musical director Christophe Rousset. This intensely dramatic production is captured live in vibrant High Definition video and true surround sound.

Handel - Scipione (Christophe Rousset) [2010]  

Posted by Sowulo at Oct. 3, 2015
Handel - Scipione (Christophe Rousset) [2010]

Handel - Scipione (Christophe Rousset) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 3cd, 915.01 MB
Classical | Label: Aparte | Catalog Number: AP005

Scipione was the eighth complete opera Handel wrote for the Royal Academy of Music (it was also preceded by Muzio Scevola, of which Handel wrote only act III). Completed in 1726, it followed three of Handel’s greatest operas, Giulio Cesare, Tamerlano, and Rodelinda. While it is not on the level of those masterpieces, and despite its hasty composition, it contains much that is good and worthy of an occasional hearing.
FANFARE: Ron Salemi
Martín y Soler - Il burbero di buon cuore (Christophe Rousset) [2009 / 2007]

Martin y Soler - Il burbero di buon cuore (Christophe Rousset) [2009 / 2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.63 Gb+ 4.23 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Dynamic | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 140 min

The plot to Il burbero di buon cuore was taken from a 1771 play by Goldoni, Le bourru bienfaisant. As with all of Goldoni’s mature comedies, stereotypes of commedia dell’arte and old Roman farce are humanized with vivid personal detail. Thus, the Bartolo-like antagonist, Ferramondo, isn’t a conventional blusterer, but a kindly, well-intentioned man who is easily irritated and possesses a hair-trigger temper. His niece, Angelica, is too frightened to do more than equivocate before her uncle. This, of course, only drives him quickly up a wall… Barry Brenesal

Christophe Rousset - Marchand, Rameau (2012) {Ambronay}  

Posted by ruskaval at April 6, 2015
Christophe Rousset - Marchand, Rameau (2012) {Ambronay}

Christophe Rousset - Marchand, Rameau (2012) {Ambronay}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 424 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Ambronay / Harmonia Mundi | AMY032
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord / Keyboard

This recording by fine French harpsichordist Christophe Rousset exposes some music from beyond the famous names of the French Baroque. The central attraction is a pair of suites and three characteristic pieces by Louis Marchand, an organist at Versailles who is famous in musical history for having supposedly ducked an organ duel with J.S. Bach. His two suites recorded here were composed in 1702 and 1706, and thus are almost contemporary with the early Rameau Suite in A minor (1706), from his first book of keyboard suites. All the suites consist of a rhythmically free, quasi-improvised prelude followed by a series of stylized dances; three short character pieces by Marchand are also included as a sort of entr'acte.

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}  

Posted by ruskaval at March 30, 2015
Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 730 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 283 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 100 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Aparte / Harmonia Mundi | AP006
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord / Keyboard

The organ music of Louis Couperin, an uncle of François, clearly pointed toward the French High Baroque style and has received a good number of recordings, but his harpsichord music is less fortunate. This is largely because they're imperfectly understood, at both the macro and micro levels. This release by celebrated French keyboardist Christophe Rousset contains half a dozen works designated as suites, but those are entirely his own creation. They exist only in manuscript, grouped mostly by dance rhythm; there are some ground bass pieces and some preludes without bar lines in a separate group.
Christophe Rousset - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II - J.S. Bach (2013) [2CD] {Aparte}

Christophe Rousset - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II - J.S. Bach (2013) [2CD] {Aparte}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.08 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 390 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Aparte / Harmonia Mundi | AP070
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord / Keyboard

hristophe Rousset's first recording for Aparte, devoted to Louis Couperin, was received enthusiastically by public and critics alike and collected many distinctions in the international press, including a BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Choice. Since then he has continued to delight and excel both as harpsichordist and as director of Les Talens Lyriques. Now at the peak of his maturity, the artist presents Bach' musical testament: the Well-Tempered Clavier. Written 20 years after the first volume, Book II contains the musical and spiritual legacy of the composer. Christophe Rousset plays these pieces on the 1628 Ruckers harpsichord of Antwerp, one of the best examples of its kind in the world.