Each year the magical setting of the gardens of the Castle of Versailles (one of the most visited sites in France and, indeed, Europe) are the setting for a fairy-tale fountain display. Devised during the reign of Louis XIV, this impressive spectacle set to music reflected the power and the majesty of the King himself. This year, the musical programme has been entrusted to Jordi Savall, who has selected some of the finest treasures from the Alia Vox catalogue. This is a landmark album, a unique selection performed by the leading specialists in the repertoire, those same artists who popularised this music and contributed to the success that it enjoys today.
Extensive souvenir of the 2016 and 2017 reunion tour by Les Insus, aka Jean-Louis Aubert (guitar, vocals), Louis Bertignac (guitar, vocals) and Richard Kolinka (drums), with bass player Aleksander Angelov standing in for original member Corine Marienneau. Had she been there, the band simply would've been called Téléphone, but there's still a lot of bad blood between her and the rest of the band. The others had the good grace not to use the original band name to mark her absence. The first two discs feature a full show recorded at the L'AccorHotels Arena in Paris, which captures the atmosphere of the tour very well, while disc 3 was recorded at the Trabendo club and features many lesser known deep cuts and rarities.
As an enlightened king during the first half of the 17th century, Christian IV gave Denmark an unprecedented splendour. Added to diplomatic and military ambitions was a rich artistic life, especially in music. The Copenhagen court was rich with singers and instrumentalists, and therefore became an important place of passage for the European composers. In order to discover this astonishing activity and the unfairly neglected composers, the Witches invite us to listen to their recording. Not only for the sentimental memories, but also for the sheer pleasure of combining instrumentation of the Witches plus the unique tone of the Compenius organ, installed in the chapel of the Frederiksborg Castle by Christian IV in 1617.
L'autisme, d'où vient-il ? et qui en est le responsable ?
Notre société fait face à l'une des plus grandes pandémies de son histoire. Au cours des dix dernières années, l'autisme a augmenté de plus de 300%. D'où cela provient-il et qui en est responsable? …
In the semi-darkness within a grotto beneath the church of Santo Rosario in Cadiz, the bishop pronounced one of the seven Last Words of Christ, then, during the ensuing silence, the orchestra played… Commissioned from Haydn in 1786, these seven mystical sonatas, with their sombre melody, take their inspiration from the rhythm of each of the seven Words. Preceded by a noble Prelude and followed by an impressive Terremoto (Earthquake), there have been various versions (piano, string quartet, vocal), but here they are presented in the original version and with all the glowing colours of the Concert des Nations.