La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken, Howard Crook - Concert de Danse (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:09:30 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Accent | Catalog: 25001
There are quite a few French Baroque ballet and opera samplers on the market, perhaps because theses repertories, with their arcane textual and musical conventions and their unfamiliar genres, are thought to be rather inaccessible for general listeners in complete works or large chunks of them. The reconstructions of William Christie and others, including this disc's conductor, Sigiswald Kuijken, have shown that equal parts of imagination and musicality can go a long way toward making the operas of the French Baroque come alive, and the repertoires of virtuoso singers are beginning to reflect this.