Lully

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.
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.
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.

Lully Jean-Baptiste – Persee (Hervé Niquet) DVD9  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 9, 2010
Lully Jean-Baptiste – Persee (Hervé Niquet) DVD9

Lully Jean-Baptiste – Persee (Hervé Niquet)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | MPEG-2 | PCM Stereo; Dolby Digital 5.1; DTS 5.1 | Language: France | Subtitles: D, GB, F | 127 min | 7.03 GB
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Hervé Niquet
Recorded live at the Elgin Theatre, 28 April 2004 | Released: 2005 | Label: EuroArts
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 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.

Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet - Lully: Persee 1770 (2017)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 16, 2017
Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet - Lully: Persee 1770 (2017)

Le Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet - Lully: Persee 1770 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:48:15 | 627 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Alpha | Catalog: Alpha 967

Jean-Baptiste Lully's tragédie en musique Persée was first performed in 1682 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris, though this revival by Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel celebrates a much later performance given at L'Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles on May 16, 1770. Most period performances are typically derived from the instrumentation and practices of a specific era, yet Lully's period is not re-created here, nor the sound of the court opera of Louis XIV, but instead, an updated Persée that was presented for the nuptials of the future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, some 88 years later.

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Phaeton (2013)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 7, 2017
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Phaeton (2013)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset - Lully: Phaeton (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:31:54 | 958 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Aparte | Catalog: AP061

Founded in 1991 by Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques are now internationally recognised for their excellence in the Baroque repertoire and their latest recordings in the genre, for Aparté, have earned them international acclaim. After the huge success of 'Bellérophon', they now present Lully's 'Phaéton', recorded at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in October 2012. The critics commented on the admirable clarity and precision of the performance, the perfection of the choruses, sung with veracity by the Namur Chamber Choir, and an ideal cast.
La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys (2010)

La Simphonie Du Marais, Hugo Reyne - Jean-Baptiste Lully: Atys (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:47:45 | 900 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Musiques a la Chabotterie | Catalog: 605008

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.