Recorded at the end of Riccardo Muti's tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra, this 1993 disc of late nineteenth and early twentieth century French orchestral music on the subject of the sea is far better than Muti and the Philadelphia's earlier recordings together. After 12 years of sharing the same stage, Muti and the Philadelphia musicians had apparently reached a sort of understanding: he wouldn't ask them to do anything they didn't want to do and they'd do what little he did ask them to do.
The exciting and vigorous talents of Sébastien d Hérin and Les Nouveaux Caractères announce their debut on Glossa with a major and appropriately unexpected release of a glaring Rameau operatic omission on record: 'Les Surprises de l Amour' (Cupid s Surprises). This opéra-ballet, consisting here of three separate entrées, first performed in 1748 and submitted to later revisions, comes from the period of Jean-Philippe Rameau s rich maturity when he had finally become a court composer.
This superb recording of the compositions of Lully for the court of Louis XIV is almost perfect in delivery; evoking the sophistication, wit, grandeur, humor that would be required to entertain the most demanding of monarchs amidst the most sophisticated court in Europe. The character of Lully is fascinating. Lully was an Italian actor, dancer and musician who becomes the central creative force in music theatre in the court of the Sun King. However it is the flawless music that is contained in this recording that should be heard. With use of period instruments William Christie and Les Arts Florissants paint a range of compositions from various operas and periods in Lully's career in the court of the Sun King.
Micky is going on a Jolly Up! They went there to cycle - but decided to have a laugh instead…There are two kinds of men in this world – those that use maps and Micky Flanagan. Join Micky and bricky Noel on a detour through France quite unlike any other you’ve seen before.: Unicycling Clowns, cat-phobic jesters, a chicken that looks like Boris Johnson, gypsies, cross-dressing, nudism and cosmic wine – it’s all here –- in a hilarious bromance that see’s Micky take on his greatest challenge yet…the French!
Depuis Jules Ferry, l'histoire est la principale arme d'assaut de propagande d'Etat. Par les manuels et les leçons, l'école républicaine n'a cessé de truquer et de tronquer ce que l'honnête citoyen pouvait écrire. …
Born in Bilbao, Arriaga was a violinist and composer named in his time the Spanish Mozart. At 9, he was already composing his first quartet. Sent to Paris at the age of 17 by his father organist training, he will have the best teachers of violin and harmony. A brilliant student, he composed many works before tuberculosis prevailed at 19. It was in Paris that he composed this Symphonie à Grand Orchester en Ré, an astonishing and very classical work that was only performed for the first time in 1888. The present recording of the original version is a world first that the Concert of Nations led by Jordi Savall offers us brilliantly.
Pierre Priolet produit des fruits en Provence. Il y a un an ses larmes en direct sur France Inter et Canal + ont bouleversé le pays. Jean-Pierre Elkabbach, Thierry Ardisson, Guillaume Durand et Michel Denisot l'ont invité dans leurs émissions et à chaque fois sa présence, sa colère, ses mots simples et justes ont déclenché une avalanche de courriers et d'appels. Il était temps …