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Christophe Rousset - Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli (2016) [24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:56 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques and Stéphane Degout - F. Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli: The genius of François Couperin (1668-1733) whispers precious secrets in Christophe Rousset's ear, which he reveals to us in this new recording. Here, the cantata Ariane consolée par Bacchusis unveiled in preview, served by a dream cast.
Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye, Le tombeau de Couperin (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye, Le tombeau de Couperin & Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 56:14 minutes | 493 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In this recording, it’s interesting to compare the two works for so-called ‘small orchestra’, Le Tombeau de Couperin and Ma mère l’Oye. For, when discussing Ravel’s orchestral music, one thinks more readily of the large symphony orchestra in all its luxuriance, of the teeming array of percussion, which often requires a timpanist and seven percussionists.

Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 30, 2018
Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)

Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 3317 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 30 | Time: 62:24 min

Following their interpretation distinguished by the criticism of the unknown Apothéoses, and Nations of François Couperin, the Shadows deliver a new reading of his sacred heritage. The Lessons of Darkness, or Lamentations published in 1714, testify to Couperin's attachment to the sacred, to text and to vocality. One can recognize in his instrumental music a mastery of rhythms, and supports, just as he would place each note on a given text. It is therefore with delight that we discover this vocal legacy to prosody as studied as natural.
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004] MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:20 minutes | Scans included | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # PentaTone PTC 5186204

Every orchestra has a characteristic sound & personality that identifies them through the ages, & in the case of the Boston Symphony Orchestra it is their contoured string & wind elegance, panache & suavity that marks them out as the premier Francophone American orchestra. With Seiji Ozawa at the helm, a conductor much identified with French repertoire, these Quad recordings of Maurice Ravel, accomplished during his long tenure as music director, are afforded the sonic treatment they deserve & are now able to receive given the latest SACD technology employed by Pentatone enabling the release of the full spectrum of sound captured by a previous eras sound engineers.
John Eliot Gardiner - Francois Couperin: L'Apotheose de Lully, L'Apotheose de Corelli, Concert "Dans le Gout Theatral" (1990)

John Eliot Gardiner - Francois Couperin: L'Apotheose de Lully, L'Apotheose de Corelli, Concert "Dans le Gout Theatral" (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:07 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 2292-45011-2

John Eliot Gardiner has proved himself a doughty champion of the later French Baroque, cultivating credible performing methods and unearthing undeservedly neglected repertoire. These nine CDs offer both rich musical rewards and an insight into developing approaches to interpretation. The earliest repertoire in the set is the volume of Francois Couperin's 'apotheoses' of Lully and Corelli, a sensual and programmatic feast in which this charmingly didactic composer attempts to reconcile the best of French and Italian taste.
Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)

Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 382 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 22 | Time: 77:39 min

This reverie offered by Brice Sailly in homage to François Couperin is presented in the guise of a trip to Arcadia, that utopian land which lies hidden in the heart of European geography. The selected harpsichord pieces, most of them evoking childhood and the birth of love, sit beside excerpts from the Concerts royaux that set the scene rather as Watteau might have done, leaving to the less well-known airs de cour the task of describing sentiments in words. Couperin discreetly whispers the most luminous of truths. Here all is benevolence, a smile on the lips, a light heart, and melancholy is gently dismissed in favour of consolation.
Blandine Verlet - Couperin: Pièces de clavecin, Troisième Livre (2018)

Blandine Verlet - Couperin: Pièces de clavecin, Troisième Livre (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 374 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 24 | Time: 56:10 min

Time passes and the harpsichordist Blandine Verlet’s witty imagination doesn’t fade. Regularly rewarded for her legendary records, she releases for the second time pieces of her beloved Couperin: the 13th and 18th so called “ordres” of the Third Book. Known for her unique interpretations, Blandine Verlet’s tempi are sometimes voluntarily slower than prescribed but they are never heavy because she is animated by a strong and lively breath. At the harpsichord, she is carried by her writer’s delicate sensitivity.
Jan Willem Jansen - Couperin, Louis: Harpsichord & Organ Works (2018)

Jan Willem Jansen - Couperin, Louis: Harpsichord & Organ Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 670 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 54 | Time: 127:53 min

Like the Bach family, the Couperin were a musical dynasty. Louis - the uncle of François ‘le Grand’ had established himself as organist of St Gervais by the mid-1650s and entering royal service shortly after as ‘chamber musician’ on the treble viol. He went on to become one of the most original and individual keyboard composers in France. Despite a short carrier – he died early in 1661 at the age of just thirty-five - he left more than 120 harpsichord pieces and 70 works for organ – most of them discovered in the 60’s – which highlight his refined genius of colour and counterpoint.
Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God: Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & Francois Couperin (2015)

Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God:
Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & François Couperin (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Divine Art | # dda 25120 | Time: 01:18:25

A selection of works by the greatest harpsichord composer of all — François Couperin, and from contemporary British composer Graham Lynch, who is a very worthy successor with music that is expressive, descriptive, deep and exceptionally rich, showing that the harpsichord is capable of real expression. The Lynch pieces are receiving their first recordings. Established virtuoso Assi Karttunen is from Finland and this is her first album for Divine Art, and a showcase for her amazing talent at the keyboard.

VA - 100 Violin Masterworks (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 28, 2018
VA - 100 Violin Masterworks (2018)

VA - 100 Violin Masterworks (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 1.87 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 100 | Time: 392:17 min

With Classical Masterworks and Piano Masterworks, DG has established a concept that works across all markets: soundly-curated compilations across physical and digital. Now, they return to this concept and presents a collection of the most essential violin; outstanding performances from its unrivalled roster of violinists. This handsomely-presented collection features popular works from the world’s best composers and also represents the new faces of composition, such as Richter and Einaudi.