Christophe Rousset

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.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Tommaso Traetta: Antigona (2000)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Tommaso Traetta: Antigona (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 618 Mb | Total time: 79:16+80:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 460 204-2 | Recorded: 2000

In November 1772, as the 16-year-old Mozart was preparing to astonish the Milanese with his third operatic work for the Teatro Regio Ducal, his older contemporary, Tommaso Traetta (1727–79) from the Puglia region of Italy, was presenting the premiere of his second opera for the court of Catherine the Great in St Petersburg. Today, the former’s Lucio Silla is probably better known than the latter’s Antigona. But which is the finer work? On the basis of this outstanding new recorded version, I would say that Traetta’s tragedia per musica in three acts far outclasses Mozart’s opera seria for its consistent musical inspiration and sheer theatrical know-how. If Traetta’s music were at all familiar to opera-lovers today, that would not be so surprising because this contemporary and disciple of Gluck was, by 1772, an experienced composer for the theatre, already in the prime of a life that was to end, prematurely, only seven years later. His career had taken him from the conservatory in Naples to that city’s famous San Carlo, where his first commission in 1751 was Il Farnace. From there he travelled throughout Europe.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 150:29 minutes | 2.77 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, Les Talens Lyriques - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2015) [Blu-Ray]
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.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Scipione (2010)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Handel: Scipione (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 928 Mb | Total time: 61:54+49:16+60:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparte | # AP005 | Recorded: 1993

This welcome mid-priced reissue of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques 1994 Fnac Music recording of Handel s Scipione features a cast of stellar singers. Their scintillating performance was universally praised upon its initial release, and this version remains the only available recording. Scipione is an opera in three acts based on a libretto by Paolo Antonio Rolli, composed for the Royal Academy of Music in 1726. It was based upon the life of Roman General Scipio Africanus. Handel revived the opera in 1730, but it did not receive another production until 1967. Christophe Rousset and his band play gorgeously and with great energy.
–Classics Today
Rameau Jean-Philippe - Castor et Pollux (Christophe Rousset, Anna Maria Panzarella, Véronique Gens)

Rameau Jean-Philippe - Castor et Pollux (Christophe Rousset, Anna Maria Panzarella, Véronique Gens)
DVD5+DVD 9 | PAL 16:9 (720x576) | MPEG-2 | PCM Stereo; DTS, 6 ch | Language: Français | Subtitles: English, Français, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano, Nederlands | 155 min | 9.54 GB
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
Recorded at the Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam in 18.01.2008 | Released: 2008 | Label: Opus Arte
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 794 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 52 | Time: 150:29 min

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 - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I (2017)

Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:13 min | 502 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2017

Christophe Rousset plays the harpsichord pieces by the French composer Balbastre (pronounced Balbatre) as a documented interpreter. Little known by the public at large, the musician of the eighteenth century helped to perfect the forte-piano and to publicize this new instrument. Influenced by composers such as Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, masters of the vocal repertoire, he seduces by a virtuoso writing, full of effects. A sonata with violin accompaniment ends this program with a delicate touch.
Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Balbastre: Pièces de Clavecin, Livre I (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:13 minutes | 1.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Christophe Rousset plays the harpsichord pieces by the French composer Balbastre (pronounced Balbatre) as a documented interpreter. Little known by the public at large, the musician of the eighteenth century helped to perfect the forte-piano and to publicize this new instrument. Influenced by composers such as Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, masters of the vocal repertoire, he seduces by a virtuoso writing, full of effects. A sonata with violin accompaniment ends this program with a delicate touch.
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.