Charpentier Christie

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Lorraine Hunt - Charpentier: Medee [1995]

Charpentier - Médée (William Christie, Lorraine Hunt) [1995]
Classical | Erato 4509-96558-2 | TT: 195' | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 835 Mb

harpentier’s Médée is one of the glories of the Baroque. Medea’s betrayal by Jason, her comprehensive revenge and the plight of those caught up in this epic tragedy prompted Charpentier to compose music of devastating power. Transcending the constraints of the Lullian tragédie lyrique, he produced characterisations of astonishing complexity and invested vast stretches of music with a dramatic pace and a harmonic richness rivalled among contemporaries only by Purcell. The electrifying exchanges of the third act, mingling pathos with extreme violence, alone put Charpentier on the same imaginative level as Rameau and Berlioz. The machinations of the fourth act and the dénouement in the fifth maintain the same captivating impetus.
Lully, Charpentier, Desmarest, Lalande, Couperin - La nuit Louis XIV de William Christie 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Lully, Charpentier, Desmarest, Lalande, Couperin - La nuit Louis XIV de William Christie 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 7.9 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 01:22:27 | 4.6 GB
Classical, Baroque, Vocal | arte HD | HDTV->TS

Louis XIV night of William Christie, a historical and entertaining performance marking the 300th anniversary of the death of the Sun King.
Charpentier - Médée (William Christie, Les Arts Florissants)

Charpentier - Medee (William Christie, Les Arts Florissants) [1984]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 792.98 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 901139.41 | TT: CD1:61’36; CD2:59’31; CD3:61’31

For twenty years William Christie and Les Arts Florrisants have contributed immeasurably to our understanding of Baroque opera. Unequalled in the French repertoire until Rameau, Médée far surpasses the finest work of his great rival Lully. Returning to this recording, I was struck by the rhythmic infectiousness and élan of concerted scenes, especially the divertissement which concludes act 2… Jan Smaczny
Boston Early Music Festival - Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, La Couronne des Fleurs (2014)

Boston Early Music Festival - Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, La Couronne des Fleurs (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:11 | 487 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: CPO | Catalog: cpo777876-2

Based on a program presented at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2011, this recording, made in a German radio studio in 2013, offers a pair of little-known short operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. One of the two, La descente d'Orphee aux enfers (not to be confused with a similarly titled cantata), either was left unfinished or has been partially lost; it is missing a finale and resolution to the plot.
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.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Stances du Cid - Airs de Cour (Cyril Auvity, L'Yriade) (2016) {Glossa}

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Stances du Cid - Airs de Cour (Cyril Auvity, L'Yriade) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+Booklet | 362 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 191 mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Glossa / GCD 923601

This is an attractive programme of comparatively rare vocal repertoire. Airs de cour by Charpentier (including verses from Corneille’s Le Cid) and Lambert are interpersed with instrumental movements from Couperin’s Les Nations. Cyril Auvity is an experienced advocate of the haute-contre repertoire and draws on all that experience to engage fully with the texts of these miniature dramas. His tone in the higher register can verge on the harsh, though this is a rare event.
Charpentier: Pastorale De Noel - William Christie, Les Arts Florissants (2011)

Charpentier: Pastorale De Noel - William Christie, Les Arts Florissants (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 2921082

With William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, relive Christmas Eve as it was celebrated in the France of Louis IV.
Charpentier - Le Malade imaginaire (William Christie, Les Arts Florissants) [1990]

Charpentier – Le Malade imaginaire (William Christie, Les Arts Florissants) [1990]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 350.49 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: HMC 901336 | TT: 78'59

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 24 February 1704) was a French composer of the Baroque era.
Exceptionally prolific and versatile, Charpentier produced compositions of the highest quality in several genres. His mastery in writing sacred vocal music, above all, was recognized and hailed by his contemporaries.
M.A.Charpentier - 4 CD set (William Christie & Les Arts Florissants)

M.A.Charpentier - William Christie & Les Arts Florissants (4 CD Box Set)
Classical | 2004 | 4 CD | FLAC (FLAC free encoder) | (tracks, no cue, no log) | 26 RAR files = 1.10GB
3h54'16" | Cover & Booklets (FRA-ENG-GER) | Lyrics | 4% recovery | Rapidshare | Warner Classics

“Christie's experience in performing Charpentier, sacred and secular, is second to none … and his concerts and recordings comfortably lead an ever widening field of interpreters.” ()
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Charpentier - Pastorale, Christmas Oratorio, Te Deum - Christie & Les Arts Florissants
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | APE (Single Tracks) dBPoweramp | 5CD/1.30GB | RS.com

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