Les Arts Florissants & William Christie – Si vous vouliez un jour…airs serieux et A boire, Vol. 2 (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie – Si vous vouliez un jour…airs serieux et à boire, Vol. 2 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:13:33 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

As the first of a series of publications that aim to celebrate forty years of the “Arts Flo” founded by William Christie in 1979, this new album, recorded at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2016, is made up of “serious songs and “drinking songs” from France in the 17th century. Following the filming of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, performed at the Salzburg Festival 2018, and the ambitious complete recording of Carlo Gesualdo’s Madrigaux conducted by Paul Agnew, who is little by little taking over as the ensemble’s conductor, new editions are returning towards harmonia mundi, the “historic” publisher of the Arts Florissants and their founder.

This recording is a perfect “Map of Tendre” of the loved-up 17th century, with its lovelorn shepherds, pretty shepherdesses (jolies bergères, in fact!) who aren’t always too chaste, and helpful birds. Having only just moved on from Renaissance polyphony, French composers, very much influenced by their Italian colleagues, produced airs de cour (courtly airs) which would become the first constitutive elements of French opera.
This album brings together the composers who best represent this musical trend. It gives us Marc-Antoine Charpentier as well as Michel Lambert, who wrote serious melodies, and Sébastien Le Camus, who would quickly become one of the musical favourites of the Parisian salon scene. These men dominated the musical productions which then circulated in either printed or manuscript form, or in periodicals such as Le Mercure galant. What a happy time it was for France, when love, sincere love, always won out over adversity and jealousy. – François Hudry

Tracklist:
01. Petite Pastorale, Églogue de Bergers, H. 479: Téméraire Alcidon (Lysandre)-Audacieux Lysandre (Alcidon)
02. Airs à boire pour le retour de Monsieur: Amis, enivrons-nous du vin d’Espagne en France
03. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: Amour, je me suis plaint cent fois
04. Amor vince ogni cosa, H. 492, Preludio & scena prima: All’armi, all’armi (Filli, Eurilla)
05. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: Vos yeux adorables
06. Airs de cour & de différents auteurs: Enfin la beauté que j’adore
07. Airs, à deux et trois parties: Ah, que vous êtes heureux !
08. Amor vince ogni cosa, H. 492, Scena seconda: Goderò, mi dice Amore (Linco)
09. Tristes déserts, sombre retraite, H. 469
10. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: J’aimerais mieux souffrir la mort
11. Amor vince ogni cosa, H. 492, Scena terza: Andate, cercate (Filli)
12. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: Sans murmurer
13. Airs, à deux et trois parties: Laissez durer la nuit, impatiente Aurore
14. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: Laissez-moi soupirer importune raison
15. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: Vous avez trop d’appas
16. Guillot est mon ami
17. Airs à une, II, III et IV parties avec la basse-continue: Vos mépris chaque jour me causent mille alarmes
18. Amor vince ogni cosa, H. 492: Scene quarta & ultima (Soccorso, o Dei, soccorso (Eurilla))

Personnel:
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor

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