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.

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.

Handel - Riccardo Primo (Christophe Rousset) [1996]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Feb. 19, 2017
Handel - Riccardo Primo (Christophe Rousset) [1996]

Handel - Riccardo Primo (Christophe Rousset) [1996]
Classical | DECCA 452 201-2 | TT: 73.48+56.05+67.16 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 914 Mb

"Rescue operas are not what one is used to associating with Handel, yet that, in a sense, is what this is. Costanza, a princess of Navarre, has been shipwrecked on Cyprus, where she now awaits the arrival of her betrothed, Richard the Lionheart (yes, the same). The island's tyrannical ruler, Isacio, fancies her for himself, however, and spends the entire opera trying to prevent the intended union from going ahead, first by sending Riccardo his daughter Pulcheria instead, and, when that has failed thanks to Pulcheria's brave entreaties, by imprisoning Costanza and declaring war. Only with his final defeat by Riccardo's army, aided by Pulcheria's own fiancé Oronte, do things finally turn out happily.
Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset & Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de viole (2016) [TR24][OF]

Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset & Marion Martineau - Forqueray: Pieces de viole
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 199:12 min | 3.87 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2016

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.

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.