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Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Live) (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Live) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 104:46 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Live) (2018)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Live) (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 532 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 27 | Time: 104:46 min

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2005)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 244 min | 7,66+7,27 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano | Recorded: 2003

"Described as an Opera-Ballet in four Acts, Les Indes Galantes was Rameau's biggest stage success in his own lifetime, and one can understand why from this spectacular production, staged at the Paris Opéra in 2004. The director, Andrei Serban, presents the piece with the sort of lavish effects and movement that would have delighted 18th-century audiences…Outstanding among the soloists are Nathan Berg as Huascar…Anna Maria Panzarella as Emilie and Paul Agnew as Valere, with Joao Fernandez memorably in drag as Bellone. The final curtain brings an exuberant encore after the credits, with Christie hilariously joining in the dance.
– The Penguin Guide
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Boreades (2004)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Rameau: Les Boréades (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 218 min | 6,42+7,50 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais | Recorded: 2003

"It's possible to recreate everything about an eighteenth century opera except the audience,’ says director Robert Carsen in a documentary included with this DVD. ‘My work is for modern audiences.’ And how…In this brilliant production, Carsen goes to the heart of the drama…Michael Levine's stylised, bold designs allow the story to unfold with gripping clarity and, remarkably, some of the spectacular set-pieces (especially the storm in Act III) work even better on DVD than in the theatre itself. Barbara Bonney is vocally and dramatically stunning as Alphise…Conductor William Christie responds to Rameau's varied and colourful score with élan, and Édouard Lock's choreography – a version of classical ballet deconstructed and then pumped with amphetamines – is breathtaking."
– Classic fM - DVD Best Buy
Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble Correspondances, William Christie & Sébastien Daucé - Louis XIV (2015)

Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble Correspondances, William Christie & Sébastien Daucé - Louis XIV (2015)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 376 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 21 | Time: 76:56 min

The year 1715 marks the tercentenary of the death of the Sun King. As well as being the autocratic personality who plunged his country into famine with his endless battles, Louis XIV was also an artistic system developed from beginning to end of his 60-year reign. At the moment when Versailles became the palace we know today, music played a crucial role in his royal ascent, meticulously arranged around him, his court, his desires and his hunts. From the blossoming of the young Louis to the pomp of Versailles, by way of the musical accompaniment to the events of an ordinary day in the palace, the artists of harmonia mundi lay the table out before us; the banquet will be truly royal.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Stefano Landi: Sant' Alessio (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 162 min | 7.00+4.17 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2007

The libretto, written by Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi (the future Pope Clement IX), tells the story of saintly sacrifice: on his wedding night Alessio departs alone for the Holy Land in search of sanctity. Years later he returns unrecognised as a beggar to his family home, where his father, mother and wife still mourn him. A demon tempts Alessio to reveal his true identity and so end his family’s grief, but an angel keeps him on the sacred path. The dying Alessio leaves a letter explaining the truth and an angelic chorus bids his family to rejoice rather than mourn, since he has been received into heaven. This strange, solemn and elevated story is leavened with comic scenes in the commedia dell’arte vein, adding to the rich musico-dramatic variety of the entire opera.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Montéclair: La Mort de Didon - Cantates (2016)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Montéclair: La Mort de Didon - Cantates (2016)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 295 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 05 | Time: 75:34 min

'The French cantata had a brief, but vibrant life during the first three decades of the 18th century. Beginning with Morin's first book in 1706, there followed dozens of books of cantatas by a number of French composers. Clerambault, Boismortier, Rameau and Monteclair all published cantatas during this period. Monteclair may by relatively unknown, but he was a composer of undoubted talent if judged by the works on this recording…If you like the French baroque, do yourself a favor and try to buy this recording. It is a high point in the art of the cantata, and in the musicianship of William Christie and his colleagues.'
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 180 min | 4,83+6,12 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol | Recorded: 2010

The culmination of a three-year Monteverdi project led by conductor William Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi at Madrid's Teatro Réal, L'incoronazione di Poppea brings a potent blend of sex and politics, high drama and comedy. Leading the cast are Danielle de Niese, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic and Anna Bonitatibus.
William Christie, who most recently started 2012 at New York's Metropolitan Opera, conducting The Enchanted Island, is joined by the Les Arts Florissants as he evokes a veritable orgy of nuances, subtly creates atmosphere and shows a perfect sense for the accents of the piece. It took Christie and director Pier Luigi Pizzi three years to mount Monteverdi's three operas together. The result was a production full of elegance and beauty.
William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island  (2012)

William Christie, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet - The Enchanted Island (2012)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 180 min | 6,24+6,09 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | Recorded: 2011

"A Showcase for and a love letter to a century of amazing music" is how the creator of The Enchanted Island, Jeremy Sams, described this spectacular operatic pasticcio of music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell and others. Premiered at the Metropolitan in New York on New Year's Eve 2011, it stars Joyce DiDonato, David Daniels, Danielle de Niese and Placido Domingo, and is conducted by William Christie.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Bien que l'amour…airs sérieux et à boire (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Bien que l'amour…airs sérieux et à boire (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:54 minus | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With this anthology of 'airs sérieux' and 'airs à boire' of the Grand Siècle, Les Arts Florissants launches a new series on harmonia mundi. We can listen to the tracks on this disc as contemporaries turned the pages of successful collections of songs, alternating between invocations to Bacchus and invitations to love. Around William Christie at the harpsichord and his musicians, five singers offer multiple combinations of close-knit voices. From the intimacy of the salons to the liveliness of court banquets, these airs, models of refined skill, make light of the paradoxes of our hearts – for as an air by Lambert tells us: ‘Though Love creates all my grief / I wish to love and to die loving.’