Doulce Mémoire, Denis Raisin Dadre - Praetorius & Guédron: Grand Bal à la cour d'Henri IV (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:41 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: K617 | Catalog: K617186
"We are only at the very beginning of the immense task of understanding the vocal, instrumental, and choreographic practices of late sixteenth century France," writes this disc's annotator. It's Italy and its gigantic wedding spectacles that get all the attention at the end of the sixteenth century. (Imagine if Jenna Bush married the son of the president of Exxon Mobil and the White House enlisted hundreds of artists and musicians to build the ceremony.) This disc is, perhaps, for specialists, but it's a lot of fun for anybody.