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.
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.
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!