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thu 30 jul 2020 12:00 

An educational programme featuring early music. Two works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier and one of the biggest composers of the Baroque.

Charpentier is seen as one of the biggest composers of the Baroque, but he only wrote one opera: Médée. However, he did compose a large number of worldly and liturgical works with Italian influences.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
1. Orphée descendant aux enfers, H 471
Reinoud Van Mechelen, haute-contre. Philippe Froeliger, tenor. Lionel Meunier, baritone. A Nocte Temporis
(CD: “Orphée aux enfers” – Alpha 566, 2020)

2. Les Plaisirs de Versailles, H 480
Teresa Wakim, soprano. Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano. Jason McStoots, Aaron Sheehan, tenor. Jesse Blumberg, baritone. Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles led by Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs
(CD: “Les Plaisirs de Versailles, Les Arts Florissants” – CPO 555 283-2, 2019)

Addition:
3. Actéon (H 481): Plainte
Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble led by Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs
(CD: “Actéon” – CPO 777 613-2, 2010)

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