Christophe Rousset

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
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.

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

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
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© 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}  Music

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

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}
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© 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}
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© 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.
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Manuel Garcia: Il Califfo di Bagdad (2009)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:20 | 552 MB
Genre: Classical, Zarzuela | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: DG-0028947662754

Doubtless history has been unkind to many composers. As unkind to Manuel García , truly, as it has been to Joaquín Gaztambide, Cristóbal Oudrid or Rafael Calleja. Doubtless, yes. But there's one point which should be clarified. Manuel García has been stigmatized as the “lost link” between Mozart and Rossini, an intermediate stepping stone towards the “Rossini Style” (!!), and yesterday's Teatro de la Zarzuela offering was duly defined by critics and opera buffs as “ Rossinian ”.
Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:46 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.
Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie (2017)

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset - Rameau: Pygmalion & Les Fêtes de Polymnie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:46 min | 367 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017

Rameau's 'acte de ballet' 'Pygmalion', was the composer's first work to bear that designation. The term denotes a one-act opera with the usual solo numbers, duets, and choruses, interspersed with dance episodes and is generally more pageant-like than plot-driven! The opera was performed 30 times in 1748 and was revived to rapturous acclaim three years later.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gluck: Philemon et Baucis (2006)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Gluck: Philémon et Baucis (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 509 Mb | Total time: 53:07+44:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ambroise | # AMB9995 | Recorded: 2006

The packaging for this recording, though handsomely produced, gives a perplexing impression of the content of the CDs. The album's title (in French) is Philémon et Baucis, though there is no reference to that title in the extensive program notes, which focus exclusively on a work called Le Feste d'Apollo. In fact, Le Feste d'Apollo, premiered in 1769, consisted of a prologue and three unrelated short acts, each a self-contained opera, with texts by four different Italian poets. This CD set includes two of those operas, Aristeo and Bauci e Filemone, the third opera being an early version of Orfeo ed Eurydice written in 1762, 12 years before the definitive French version of Gluck's masterpiece.
Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Vittorio Ghielmi, Pascal Monteilhet - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un gout etranger (1998)

Christophe Coin, Christophe Rousset, Vittorio Ghielmi, Pascal Monteilhet - Marin Marais: Suitte d'un gout etranger (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:36 | 541 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 458 144-2

French composers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries delighted in adorning their pieces with foreign, in particular, Italian, elements, often calling attention to them in the titles. Among the most subtle transalpine stylists was Francois Couperin, who was refining the ‘French style’ and publishing his legacy in the form of harpsichord and chamber music. His contemporary, Marin Marais, contributed his own subtle essay in the exotic, a “Suitte d’un gout etranger” published in his Fourth Book of Pieces de une et a trois viole (1717), nearly 30 years after his First Book (the epitome of French viol playing) had appeared.