Guillemette Laurens - Royer: Pyrrhus (Live) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 141:40 minutes | 1.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
ROYER: After languishing in obscurity for over two centuries, Pancrace Royer (1705-1755) is now quite well-known for his elegant and dramatic harpsichord music. Music master to the children of Louis XV and composer of the King's Chamber, General Inspector of the Paris Opéra and director of the Concert Spirituel, Royer is also remembered as the subject of a 1742 police report for getting into a heated argument with his rival Jean-Philippe Rameau in public, and for incurring the wrath of Voltaire when he set that author's 'Pandore' to music without asking permission to modify the text! Decidedly, Royer is a figure worthy of further investigation.