Ensemble Correspondances

Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble Correspondances, William Christie & Sébastien Daucé - Louis XIV (2015)

Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble Correspondances, William Christie & Sébastien Daucé - Louis XIV (2015)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 376 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 21 | Time: 76:56 min

The year 1715 marks the tercentenary of the death of the Sun King. As well as being the autocratic personality who plunged his country into famine with his endless battles, Louis XIV was also an artistic system developed from beginning to end of his 60-year reign. At the moment when Versailles became the palace we know today, music played a crucial role in his royal ascent, meticulously arranged around him, his court, his desires and his hunts. From the blossoming of the young Louis to the pomp of Versailles, by way of the musical accompaniment to the events of an ordinary day in the palace, the artists of harmonia mundi lay the table out before us; the banquet will be truly royal.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Le Concert royal de la Nuit (2015)

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Le Concert royal de la Nuit (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 716 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 358 Mb | 02:33:59
Classical, Baroque | Label: Harmonia Mundi

In late February 1653, just after the Fronde rebellion, the most influential spectacle of the early reign of Louis XIV was created at the Louvre: the Ballet Royal de la Nuit. Grandiose, and carefully elaborated at the highest levels of the state, the libretto by Bensérade called upon the finest artists of the time. Banishing the troubles of Night, Louis XIV danced in the Sun King costume that would henceforth be for ever associated with him. An indispensable world premiere recording!
Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Pastorale de Noël (2016)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Pastorale de Noël (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 81:19 | 472 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMC 902247

French Baroque music has never achieved the general familiarity of its German and Italian cousins, but that's not for any lack of trying on the part of conductor Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondances. What you get here is a Pastorale de Noël a fairly short but grand Christmas narrative plus one set of "Antiennes de O," or O Anthems, so called because each one begins with the word "O."
Ensemble Correspondances, Sebastien Dauce - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: O Maria! (2010)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sebastien Dauce - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: O Maria! (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:33 | 333 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Zig Zag Territoires | Catalog: ZZT100601

In 1672, Lully purchased a royal privilege (or license) from Pierre Perrin to establish the Académie Royale de Musique, for the performance of French operas in Paris. Soon thereafter he and his associates pursued a dual course of activity, setting up similar institutions in other French cities, and securing a series of royally granted patents and ordinances to prevent other entrepreneurs from doing the same. Lully also made sure that his were the only operas to be given in effect, securing a national monopoly on operatic music.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Etienne Moulinié: Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince (2014) [24/88]

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Etienne Moulinié: Meslanges pour la Chapelle d'un Prince (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 65:53 minutes | 1.13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For more than 30 years, the career of composer Étienne Moulinié was inseparably linked with the patronage of Gaston d'Orléans (1608-60), brother of Louis XIII. Moulinié provided the music for the prince’s family from 1627 to 1660, leaving a varied and original oeuvre. Although his secular music is well known, his sacred output, most of it contained in a collection published in 1658 from which this recording presents some of the finest pieces, is still neglected, despite its great beauty, its individuality, and its importance for the development of mid 17th-century French music.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Litanies de la Vierge, Motets pour la maison de Guise (2014) [24/88]

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier: Litanies de la Vierge, Motets pour la maison de Guise (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 60:24 minutes | 1.00 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The harmonia mundi label, once well known for specializing in the French Baroque repertoire, makes a welcome and triumphant return to this treasure trove of musical delights. For their first release on harmonia mundi, Sébastien Daucé and the Ensemble Correspondances present a sumptuous interpretation of the six-voice motets composed by Marc-Antoine Charpentier for the House of Guise.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers (2017) [24/44]

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 54:38 minutes | 543 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Until Charpentier, the myth of Orpheus had never provided the subject matter for an opera in French. He repaired the omission with this fascinating little gem on the margins of the large-scale tragédie lyrique. Charpentier offers us here a myth left in suspension, without a resolution, a carefree and happy ‘descent’ that consecrates Orpheus’ song and the enchanting power of music. A poetic experience amid the depths of night, which inspire Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondences more than ever!
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Du Mont: O Mysterium (Motets, Elévations pour Louis XIV) (2016) [24/88]

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Du Mont: O Mysterium (Motets, Elévations pour Louis XIV) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 71:10 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Cultivated at the height of the French baroque, Henry Du Mont's Grands Motets were written for the court of Louis XIV and published posthumously in 1684. Alongside Lully, Du Mont is credited as the creator of the form - an opulent style of church composition for soloists and choir. On O Mysterium, Sebastien Dauce leads the Ensemble Correspondances in a program of Du Mont 's Motets & Elevations pour la Chapelle de Louis XIV.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Henry du Mont: O Mysterium (Motets & élévations) (2016)

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Henry du Mont: O Mysterium (Motets & élévations)
Classical | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, booklet | 71:10 min | 369 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2016

For 20 years (from 1663 to 1683) Henry Du Mont directed the music of the Sun King’s chapel. For the daily Mass there he built up a new repertory consisting of motets for full chorus and more intimate pieces for solo voices. The former aimed to transpose to the context of ‘ordinary’ the format of the large-scale works conceived for extraordinary ceremonies. Sébastien Daucé presents an innovative approach to these grands motets, that at once links specific musical features with historical data, for each of which he adopts a specific instrumental scoring.
Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier-Pastorale de Noël (2016)

Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé - Charpentier-Pastorale de Noël
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 80:57 min | 1.47 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 38 | Rls.date: 2016

Each year from 1684 to 1686, Marc-Antoine Charpentier offered a Christmas pastorale to his patron, Marie de Lorraine. After the death of the boy Louis-Joseph, the last male heir of the line, the figure of the Christ-Child occupied a central place in the devotions of the Guise family. The pastorales and antiphons written in this context and recorded here are at the intersection of the sacred and secular genres, of the popular and the learned. They evoke the mystery of birth with a profoundly moving blend of naïveté and gravity.