À l'occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de la mort de Jean Cocteau, un portrait intime du couple légendaire et peu conventionnel qu'il forma avec Jean Marais.
Ce film raconte l'histoire d'une passion, celle qui lia Jean Cocteau, le poète pygmalion, et Jean Marais, le bel acteur caméléon.
"Je refuse de laisser prendre des clichés de ma voix; je fabrique en collaboration avec le grammophone, une voix inconnue, inédite, mordante et qui parait sortir du masque grec"…
If he were so minded, Jordi Savall might hand copies of this CD out to new acquaintances as the musical equivalent of a calling-card. True, he appears here only in the guise of soloist, whereas a more complete portrait would need to include samples of his work as director and conductor; but as an illustration of the range of the viola da gamba, this generously filled disc is exemplary. And although the calling-card might not be handmade, it is the nearest thing to it, since Alia Vox is Savall’s own, newly established label.
Lully's tragedie en musique, Atys, with a text by his favored librettist, Philippe Quinault, was one of his greatest operatic successes and was significant for setting a new standard for a distinctively French approach to opera. While Lully's operas have not entered the repertoire, they have fared well on record thanks to the efforts of some top-notch early music ensembles, and this 2010 performance of Atys featuring Hugo Reyne leading La Simphonie du Marais and Le Choeur du Marais is a superb addition to the composer's discography.