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William Christie - Rameau: Pieces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de clavecin (2003)

William Christie - Rameau: Pièces de clavecin & Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de clavecin (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 739 Mb | Total time: 115:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2901120.21 | Recorded: 1983

Compared to his colleagues in the French Baroque harpsichord business, Rameau wrote relatively little keyboard music. It all fits on two discs. Like the keyboard sonatas of his contemporary Scarlatti, these pieces contain moments when Rameau clearly uses the harpsichord to evoke the sound of the orchestra–trumpets, flutes, and drums–but unlike Scarlatti's, several of these pieces were actually orchestrated and reappear as dance numbers in Rameau's operas. William Christie is our leading exponent of French Baroque opera, Rameau in particular, and it follows that he is alive to every detail in these fascinating and delightful miniatures. At midprice, this is a great deal.
-David Hurwitz
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renee Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Susan Grahan - Handel: Alcina (1999)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Renée Fleming, Natalie Dessay, Susan Grahan - Handel: Alcina (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 820 Mb | Total time: 57:50+76:33+56:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 8573-80233-2 | Recorded: 1999

Handel's operas–the center of his creative life before oratorios became the focus–have spent far too long in limbo awaiting rediscovery, which slowly started happening in the late '60s with works such as Giulio Cesare. But whether Handelian opera is still a novelty or you're already a rabid convert, this emotionally resonant, crisply played, superbly cast interpretation under William Christie and Les Arts Florissants is likely to shake up some of your ideas about the composer.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live) (2017) [24/96]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:31 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This concert was recorded live at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia within the framework of Le Jardin des Voix: the Academy launched by Les Arts Florissants in 2002 as a showcase for young talent. William Christie and Paul Agnew, the co-directors of the Academy, are well known as fine teachers and indefatigable talent-spotters. Here they present six promising young singers, hitherto unknown to the general public, who were auditioned and recruited from almost 200 candidates.
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live) (2017)

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - In an Italian Garden Aria, Cantatas & Madrigals (Live)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:39 min | 383 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

This concert was recorded live at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia within the framework of Le Jardin des Voix: the Academy launched by Les Arts Florissants in 2002 as a showcase for young talent. William Christie and Paul Agnew, the co-directors of the Academy, are well known as fine teachers and indefatigable talent-spotters. Here they present six promising young singers, hitherto unknown to the general public, who were auditioned and recruited from almost 200 candidates.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bien que l'amour...  Airs Sérieux et à Boìre (2016)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Bien que l'amour… Airs Sérieux et à Boìre (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:05 | 404 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HAF8905276

The French Baroque air has not been much recorded, even in comparison with the earlier strophic air de cour. But the veteran ensemble Les Arts Florissants, under American-French director William Christie, having brought exposure to a good deal of previously unknown French music, is not slowing down in this regard, and this delightful collection of "serious and drinking airs" might well stimulate other performers to explore the repertory.
Monteverdi: Madrigali & Selva Morale (2017) (Les Arts Florissants, William Christie) (4CD Box Set)

Monteverdi: Madrigali & Selva Morale (2017) (Les Arts Florissants, William Christie) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 972 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 515 mb
Classical, Choral, Vocal Music | Label: Harmonia Mundi / HMX 2908772.75

This box set assembles the complete Monteverdi recordings that William Christie and Les Arts Florissants made for harmonia mundi over some fifteen years. Together, they constantly refreshed their inspiration at the wellspring of his finest and most famous madrigals, with a memorable incursion into the sacred repertory of the Selva morale.
Luigi Rossi - Oratorio per la Settimana Santa - Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (2016) {Harmonia Mundi HAF 8901297}

Luigi Rossi - Oratorio per la Settimana Santa - Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (2016) {Harmonia Mundi HAF 8901297}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 76 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 2016 Harmonia Mundi | HAF 8901297
Classical / Baroque / Choral

Rossi's Oratorio per la Settimana Santa is a masterpiece of the period. Its unusual representation of the Crucifixion draws on elements of both the Passion and the Stabat mater traditions. It also includes an almost operatic scene that vividly depicts a descent into Hades. Its moralistic intent was to move the listener through compassion to repentance. This striking recording from William Christie and the ensemble Les Arts Florissants was originally released in 1989.
William Christie, Judith Nelson, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pieces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2008)

William Christie, Judith Nelson, Stanley Ritchie - Mondonville: Pieces de clavecin avec voix ou violon (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 52:52 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA1951045

Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, although little known, was much less of a petitmaître than Boismortier or Michel Corrette, for instance. Born in 1711, he occupied quite an important place in early eighteenth-century French musical life. He was a fine violinist, a successful composer of church music and an active personality in the "Concerts Spirituels", public concerts which became established in Paris in 1725.
William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (1995)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 51:54 | 254 MB
Genre: Classicalm, Opera | Label: Erato disques | Catalog: 4509-98477-2

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas is one of the very few 17th-century works to have entered the operatic "canon" and developed a modern performance tradition before the late 20th century's early-music revival. For listeners who had grown fond of this opera in its "traditional" form, the period-instrument recordings of recent years have provided some odd surprises: an all-female cast (excepting Aeneas); a baritone Sorceress; singing in a style closer to a Restoration playhouse than Covent Garden.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 (1995)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.6 (1995)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:54 | 330 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901507

Released in 1995, this Harmonia Mundi CD of five of Handel's Concerti grossi, Op. 6, is an absolute bargain and highly recommended to any lover of great music. Considering William Christie and Les Arts Florissants are among the most brilliant interpreters of Handel, that these gorgeous works afforded them an ideal platform for their talents, and that Harmonia Mundi provided the best possible engineering to capture their glorious sound, this album is an embarrassment of riches not to be missed.