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concert A Baroque Odyssey: Les Arts Florissants celebrates 40 years — With William Christie Featuring the Juilliard415 Ensemble, Sandrine Piau, Lea Desandre, Christophe Dumaux, Marcel Beekman, Tenor Marc Mauillon, Lisandro Abadie ...

Featuring the Juilliard415 Ensemble, Sandrine Piau, Lea Desandre, Christophe Dumaux, Marcel Beekman, Tenor Marc Mauillon, Lisandro Abadie ...

A Baroque Odyssey: Les Arts Florissants celebrates 40 years — With William Christie Featuring the Juilliard415 Ensemble, Sandrine Piau, Lea Desandre, Christophe Dumaux, Marcel Beekman, Tenor Marc Mauillon, Lisandro Abadie ...

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Since William Christie founded Les Arts Florissants in 1979, they have strengthened year after year their reputation as one of the world’s premiere ensembles for early and Baroque music. For this 40th anniversary concert from 2019 at the stunning Philharmonie de Paris, core artists from “Les Arts Flo” reunite to perform some of the ensemble’s trademark pieces, from Lully’s Atys—a long-forgotten masterpiece they revived in 1987 over 230 years after its last performance—to the great operas of Rameau and gems by the likes of Charpentier, Purcell, and Handel.

This celebratory concert features another first for the storied ensemble, as Christie shares conducting duties with Paul Agnew! Riveting from beginning to end, this Baroque Odyssey encapsulates all the qualities—world-class instrumentalists, impeccable Baroque vocalists, cannily chosen repertoire—that have made Les Arts Florissants such a beloved and enduring fixture in the classical world.

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Cast

  • Les Arts Florissants
  • Sandrine Piau | Soprano
  • Lea Desandre | Mezzo-soprano
  • Christophe Dumaux | Countertenor
  • Marcel Beekman | Tenor
  • Marc Mauillon | Baritone
  • Lisandro Abadie | Bass

Program

  • George Frideric Handel, Atalanta, HWV 35
    • III. 7: Sinfonia
  • George Frideric Handel, ”Zadok the Priest”, Coronation Anthem for George II, HWV 258
  • Henry Purcell, Welcome to all the pleasures, Z. 339
    • 1. Symphony (Overture)
  • George Frideric Handel, Alcina, HWV 34
    • I: "Tornami a vagheggiar"
  • George Frideric Handel, Orlando, HWV 31
    • II, 10: Aria “Ah! stigie larve, ah! scelerati spettri!”
  • George Frideric Handel, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
    • Part 2: "I'll to the well-trod stage anon" (Tenor I)
    • Part 1: "Or let the merry bells" (Soprano IV) - "And young and old come" (Chorus)
  • George Frideric Handel, Ariodante, HWV 33
    • II: "Scherza infida in grembo al drudo"
    • III: "Bramo aver mille vite..."
  • Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen
    • Excerpts
  • Henry Purcell, King Arthur, Z.628
    • 47. How happy the lover - Passacaglia
  • Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen
    • IV: "Now the night is chased away"
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Les Arts Florissants, H. 487
    • Scene 1
  • Honoré d'Ambruis, Le doux silence de nos bois
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully, Atys
    • III, 4: "Dormons, dormons tous"
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Fêtes d'Hébé ou les Talens Lyriques
    • Deuxième Entrée – La Musique : « Pour rendre à mon hymen tout l’Olympe propice / Tu chantais »
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie
    • II: "Ah! qu'on daigne du moins"
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, Platée
    • Ouverture
    • Air Pantomime - Fièrement
    • II, 5: Air de la Folie: "Aux langeuers d'Apollon"
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Indes galantes
    • II. Deuxième entrée – Les Incas du Pérou
    • II, 1: "Vous devez bannir de votre âme"
    • II, 2: "Viens, hymen, viens m'unir au vainqueur que j'adore!"
    • III, 3: "Amour, Amour, quand du destin j'éprouve la rigueur"
    • II, 4: "On vient, dissimulons mes transports à leurs yeux!"
    • II, 5: "Soleil, on a détruit tes superbes asiles"
    • II, 6: "Arrêtez! Par ces feux le ciel vient de m'apprendre"
    • II, 8: "La flamme se rallume encore"
    • IV. Quatrième entrée – Les Sauvages
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, La Naissance d'Osiris
    • "Chants d'allégresse et de victoire"
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Indes galantes
    • III. Troisième entrée – Les Fleurs, Fête persane

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Corentin Leconte
  • Venue: Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2019
  • Recording date: 21/12/2019
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min
  • Production: © CLC Productions / Tangaro - Les Arts Florissants - Mezzo - Radio France - Kien Productions
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