Lully

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.
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.
Jordi Savall - Jean-Baptiste Lully - L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil (1998) {Alia Vox AVSA 9807 rel 2003}

Jordi Savall - Jean-Baptiste Lully - L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil (1998) {Alia Vox AVSA 9807 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 346 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998, 2003 Alia Vox | AVSA 9807
Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

The years from 1670 to 1673 mark one of those crossroads at which history in general, and the history of art in particular, sometimes judiciously brings together just the right combination of people, events and even instruments. In fact, the events of those years were to have major consequences, not only for the future of French music, but also, to a certain extent, for Western music as a whole.
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset  - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste (2017)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Alceste (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:30:56 | 836 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Aparté | Catalog: AP164

L’histoire entre Les talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset et Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) est l’histoire d’une réussite. Les sept disques (Persée, Roland, Armide, Amadis, Phaéton, Bellérophon et cet Alceste) du compositeur d'origine italienne naturalisé français enregistrés par l’ensemble et le chef et claveciniste Français sont tous un véritable succès critique. En quelques années, Les talens Lyriques et Christophe Rousset sont passés maître du style et de l’écriture Lulliste au point d’être devenus un (le ?) véritable intournable du genre.
Les Eléments, Piero Cartosio - Hotteterre: Trio Sonatas, Op.3, D'Anglebert: Harpsichord Transcriptions from Lully (2014)

Les Eléments, Piero Cartosio - Hotteterre: Complete Trio Sonatas, Op.3, D'Anglebert: Harpsichord Transcriptions from Lully (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:23 | 354 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94761

acques‐Martin Hotteterre was a virtuoso recorder player at the court of Louis XIV the Sun King, in the distinguished position of Musicien de la Chambre du Roi. He was a famous composer as well, mainly for his own instrument, for which he wrote numerous works, in which he integrated Italian elements, such as instrumental brilliance and prevalence for longer melodic lines, in the courtly French style of dance forms and lavish ornamentation.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 150:29 minutes | 2.77 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A masterpiece born of the collaboration of composer Lully and his librettist Quinault, the “tragédie en musique” called Alceste caused a scandal when it was created in 1674. The tragic register was reserved for the theater, while the music was content with the comic vein. But thanks to the combined talents of Lully and Quinault, the stage of the Royal Academy of Music saw the development of the new tragic and lyrical genre.
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs - Lully: Psyche (2008)

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O'Dette, Stephen Stubbs - Lully: Psyche (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 173:42 | 1,13 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 367-2

CPO follows its stellar releases of Conradi's Ariadne and Lully's Thésée by the Boston Early Music Festival with an equally extraordinary performance of Lully's Psyché. These are works that have had limited exposure and are known far better by reputation than by performances or recordings.
William Christie,  Les Arts Florissants - Lully: Armide (2011) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants - Lully: Armide (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24995 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 168 min | 42,3 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2504 kbps / 16-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 168 min | 9,10 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Fra Musica | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian

For any enthusiast of Baroque music, the production of Lully's Armide at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, directed by William Christie and staged by Robert Carsen, was an exceptional event. The last and most successful collaboration between Lully and his librettist Quinault, Armide is the ideal of the genre as desired by Louis XIV: a tragic opera that achieves the perfect fusion of music, song and dance. William Christie leads the orchestra and chorus of Les Arts Florissants and a dazzling cast. Stephanie D’Oustrac is the imperious sorceress Armida, overcome by the violence of a forbidden passion.
Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante [2010/1973]

Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante [2010/1973]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697576312 | TT: 134.10 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 589 Mb

This two-CD album brings together the two earliest recordings by La Petite Bande. They were made in 1973 and feature landmarks in two important French forms of entertainment—comedie-ballet and opera-ballet. Performed in 1670 at Chambord, one of Louis XIV's grandest country retreats, Le bourgeois gentilhomme was the high water mark of Lully's collaboration with Moliere and was to be the last work of its kind on which the two worked together. Moliere developed the comedie-ballet from the fashionable court ballets, working the dances and music into the body of the play with unparalleled skill. Lully, himself a dancer, proved a gifted partner as the music for Le bourgeois gentilhomme reveals.
Hervé Niquet, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Persee (2005)

Hervé Niquet, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Persée (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Francais (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | Francais (DTS, 5 ch) | Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais | 127 min | 7.47 Gb
Classical | Recorded 2004 | Label: EuroArts

In his position as the king’s composer, Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) created the opera Persée for Louis XIV. The opera was considered the crowning achievement of 17th century French music theatre and was widely recognized as Lully’s greatest work. Filled with dancing, fight scenes, monsters and special effects, this truly spectacular music drama recounts the thrilling story of Perseus, son of Zeus and heroic vanquisher of the snake-haired Gorgon Medusa. More than half a century after its premiere, Louis XV chose “Persée” to open the new Royal Opera House at the Chateau de Versailles, an event that formed part of the celebrations for the future Louis XVI’s marriage to Marie Antoinette. Recorded live at the Elgin Theatre, Toronto in April 2004, this staging is a dazzling spectacle of gods and goddesses, dancing scenes, flying machines and monsters with fight scenes and special effects inspired by designs from the original 17th century performance. The excellent singer-actors and the “Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir” are leading specialists in early music.