Lully

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.
Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Lully: Grands Motets; Dumont: Memorare (1985)

Philippe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale - Lully: Grands Motets; Dumont: Memorare (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 49:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901167 | Recorded: 1984

The large motet 'à la française' is a quite distinctive affair that has nothing in common with the more traditional notion that a composer like Bach, for instance, had of the genre. If a comparison must be made, we will find that the French motet is more like an extended cantata consisting of a succession of choruses and arias accompanied by the orchestra, with the absence of recitative constituting an important difference.
Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques - Lully: Alceste (2017)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 794 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 52 | Time: 150:29 min

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.
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski - Lully: Acis & Galatée (1998)

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski - Lully: Acis & Galatée (1998)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:46:21 | 550 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 453497-2

The pastoral tragedy Acis et Galatée was Lully's last finished work, a three-act extravaganza complete with an opening Prologue, a closing Passacaglia, and assorted dances interspersed throughout. In the right performance, it is at once an inspiring work, a relaxing work, and even an entertaining work and this performance by the Choeurs des Musiciens du Louvre led by Marc Minkowski is surely the right performance.

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Persée (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 30, 2017
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Persée (2002)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Persée (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:44:40 | 892 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Astree | Catalog: E8874

This opera concerns Perseus, his love for Andromeda, and his killing of the snake-headed gorgon Medusa. Jean-Baptiste Lully clearly meant the heroic Perseus to stand for Louis XIV, who commissioned the work. Indeed, while Persee is not on stage all the time, he is the central character of this lengthy, ceremonial, beautifully scored work. Those who love the peculiar formalities of French Baroque opera will need no coaxing.