Christophe Rousset

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.

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.

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.
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 - 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.
Teodora Gheorghiu, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Arias For Anna De Amicis (2011)

Teodora Gheorghiu, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Arias For Anna De Amicis (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 80:33 minutes | 809 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This pre-classical programme is dedicated to Anna de Amicis, the famous soprano who first created the role of Giunia in Mozart's Lucio Silla. Besides works by the young Mozart the programme comprises arias by N. Jommelli, JC Bach, C.W. Gluck and others.
Christophe Rousset - Jacques Duphly: Pieces de clavecin (2011) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Christophe Rousset - Jacques Duphly: Pieces de clavecin (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 127:42 minutes | 2,81 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz.com | Digital booklet

Christophe Rousset's performances as a harpsichordist had soon attracted the attention of the international press as well as record companies. Lighting this orchestra in fire with his enthusiasm as a conductor and researcher, he was soon among the front runners of Baroque, acclaimed in the world. Through this recording Christophe Rousset has attempted to restore the virility of Jacques Duphy's compositions as well as the severity of some features, the sincerity of the composer’s gesture, all this greatly inspired by the beautiful sound of the Kroll harpsichord, kindly made available to us by its owner and restorer Marc Ducornet.

Handel - Serse (Christophe Rousset) [2000]  

Posted by Sowulo at March 15, 2013
Handel - Serse (Christophe Rousset) [2000]

Handel - Serse (Christophe Rousset) [2000]
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.85 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EuroArts | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 160 min

For Handel’s Serse, Christophe Rousset casted a female singer in the role of Xerxes, which was written for the soprano castrato Caffarelli. Paula Rasmussen is the star in this acclaimed production live from the Semperoper, Dresden, directed for stage by Michael Hampe. Superbly performed under the baton of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, this is an elegant and charming production with an outstanding cast…
Christophe Rousset - Domenico Scarlatti: 15 Harpsichord Sonatas (1998)

Christophe Rousset - Domenico Scarlatti: 15 Harpsichord Sonatas (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG | 475 MB | +scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 171 MB
Baroque/Harpsichord | Decca | 72:42

Acclaimed French harpsichord player Christophe Rousset seems to have made only this one CD of Domenico Scarlatti sonatas to date. All but the last 4 sonatas were performed on a single manual Portuguese instrument dating from 1785. It has a silent action, a pungent bass and spicy, rich sonorities right up to the top treble. The other instrument has two manuals and, dating from 1756 England, is closer in time to Scarlatti's own era. Rousset makes good use of the resources the two manuals provide, and accidentally kicks the wooden casing, in K 140. Like most keyboard players who enjoy a challenge, he has a high old time with the frenetic repetitions and hand crossings in K 141 (which M.Argerich did on piano in a famous Youtube video btw)