Christophe Rousset

Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (Christophe Rousset) (2015)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Jan. 12, 2017
Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (Christophe Rousset) (2015)

Rameau - Les Indes Galantes (Christophe Rousset) (2015)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29940 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 169 min | 44,6 Gb
Audio1: French / DTS-HD / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3872 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | Alpha | Sub: German, English, French

The Baroque music ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, under Christophe Rousset's baton, performs Rameau's Les Indes galantes at the Opéra National de Bordeaux in a sensual and politically engaged production directed by Laura Scozzi, on the occasion of the festivities organized to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau's death.
Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (2016)

Ann Hallenberg, Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Farinelli (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:19:33 | 183 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparte

With more than a million copies sold, the soundtrack of Gérard Corbiau's film 'Farinelli' contributed considerably to the international renown of Les Talens Lyriques, in 1994. Back then the voice of the castrato Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli (1705-1782), was created using a computer to mix the voices of countertenor Derek Lee Ragin and soprano Ewa Mallas-Godlewska.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Rameau - Ouvertures  (2007)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Rameau: Ouvertures (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:41 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre | Catalog: 4759107

Christophe Rousset's collection of overtures to 17 of Rameau's operas and opéra-ballets, played by his original instrument ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, won a 1998 Gramophone award for best Baroque non-vocal CD, and it's easy to hear why this outstanding performance was recognized. The ensemble plays with unflagging liveliness and brilliant, clean tone. The rhythmic vitality Rousset coaxes from his players is toe-tappingly engaging; at the same time, he maintains a fluidity that avoids metronomic rigidity. The tempos he takes sometimes have a breathtaking fleetness that leaves the listener marveling at the players' virtuosity. The overtures are mostly brief, usually four or five minutes long, but they each contain a world of volatility and drama. Many of them are wonderfully eccentric, with startling juxtapositions and exotic orchestral combinations that keep them from ever settling into any kind of easy predictability.
Christophe Rousset - Pancrace Royer: Pieces de clavecin, 1746 (2008)

Christophe Rousset - Pancrace Royer: Pieces de clavecin, 1746 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:54 | 398 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ambroisie | Catalog: 151

It is now some 12 years since William Christie made an excellent disc of Pancrace Royer's only published collection of harpsichord pieces (1746); and it was reissued recently on CD. Royer was a more prominent figure in French musical life than the comparative unfamiliarity of his name nowadays would suggest. He was an imaginative director of the Concert Spirituel, leader for several years of the Opéra orchestra, and a successful composer for the stage, as well. His ballet-héroIque, Zalde (1739) was especially popular and was still being performed in the 1760s. La Chasse do Zaide is the composer's own harpsichord arrangement of a "symphonie" in the opera and, in this new recital, Christophe Rousset appends it to the pieces of the 1746 publication. That, too, incidently contains a number of transcriptions by the composer of pieces from earlier stage works.
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.

Mondonville - Les Fetes de Paphos (Christophe Rousset) [1997]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 17, 2017
Mondonville - Les Fetes de Paphos (Christophe Rousset) [1997]

Mondonville - Les Fêtes de Paphos (Christophe Rousset) [1997]
Classical | DECCA 455 064-2 | TT: 59.23+52.12+55.35 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 808 Mb

Les fêtes de Paphos (The Festivals of Paphos) is an opéra-ballet in three acts (or entrées) by the French composer Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville. The work was described as a ballet héroïque on the title page of the printed score. Each act had a different librettist. Les fêtes de Paphos was first performed at the Académie royale de musique, Paris on 9 May 1758 and was a popular success. Mondonville recycled material from two of his previous operas for the first two acts, namely Erigone (1747) and Vénus et Adonis (1752), both originally composed for Madame de Pompadour's Théâtre des Petits Cabinets. The title of the work is explained in the preface to the printed score. Paphos was a city in Cyprus sacred to Venus, the goddess of love. "Reunited on the island of Paphos, Venus, Bacchus and Cupid decide to enliven their leisure in such a pleasant location by celebrating their first loves, and this gives rise to the following three acts and the title Les fêtes de Paphos."
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater, Salve Regina in f-moll & a-moll (Christophe Rousset, Andreas Scholl, Barbara Bonney) [1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 1cd, 245.68 MB
Classical | Decca | 466 134-2

Certainly the somber beauty of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater for soprano, alto, and strings has a lot to do with its popularity. But it must be said that the story of the 26-year-old composer completing the work on his deathbed has always been too romantic for the public–or the music business–to resist. "The instant his death was known," wrote the famous 18th-century traveler Dr. Burney, "all Italy manifested an eager desire to hear and possess his productions." And so it's been ever since. In spite of the competition already on the market, it seems Decca just had to get its prize lyric soprano and hotshot young countertenor together to record the piece. –Matthew Westphal

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Phaeton (2013)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 7, 2017
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Phaeton (2013)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Phaeton (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:31:54 | 958 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Aparte | Catalog: AP061

Founded in 1991 by Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques are now internationally recognised for their excellence in the Baroque repertoire and their latest recordings in the genre, for Aparté, have earned them international acclaim. After the huge success of 'Bellérophon', they now present Lully's 'Phaéton', recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in October 2012. The critics commented on the admirable clarity and precision of the performance, the perfection of the choruses, sung with veracity by the Namur Chamber Choir, and an ideal cast.
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis (2014)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Amadis (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:43:23 | 953 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Aparte | Catalog: AP094

Following on acclaimed releases of Bellerophon and Phaeton, Christophe Rousset continues his revival of Lully's tragedies lyriques for the Aparte label with Amadis. One of the composer's finest scores, Amadis is a masterpiece of French Baroque music. It was Louis XIV himself who asked Lully and his librettist Quinault to base an opera on Montalvo's Amadis de Gaula. Avoiding the usual mythological subjects gave the composer and librettist an opportunity to expand the scope of the tragedie lyrique genre.

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Zais (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 20, 2017
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Zais (2015)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Zais (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:36:54 | 982 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparte | Catalog: AP 109

In 1745, the king granted Jean-Philippe Rameau the position of Composer du cabinet du roy, which came with a pension. This new period would see productions in a lighter vein, in collaboration with the librettist Louis de Cahusac, and some of the Burgundian musician's most important masterpieces. 'Zaïs', performed in 1748 on the stage of the Académie Royale de Musique, is one of them. This ballet-héroïque gave French music one of its finest works.