Les Airs de Cour

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Cœur, airs de cour français de la fin du XVIe siècle (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Cœur, airs de cour français de la fin du XVIe siècle (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:09 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In this new release, Vincent Dumestres Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Stances du Cid - Airs de Cour (Cyril Auvity, L'Yriade) (2016) {Glossa}

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Stances du Cid - Airs de Cour (Cyril Auvity, L'Yriade) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork+Booklet | 362 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 191 mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Glossa / GCD 923601

This is an attractive programme of comparatively rare vocal repertoire. Airs de cour by Charpentier (including verses from Corneille’s Le Cid) and Lambert are interpersed with instrumental movements from Couperin’s Les Nations. Cyril Auvity is an experienced advocate of the haute-contre repertoire and draws on all that experience to engage fully with the texts of these miniature dramas. His tone in the higher register can verge on the harsh, though this is a rare event.
Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)

Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Coeur: Airs de Cour Francais de la fin du XVIe siecle (2015)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 64:09 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Alpha | Catalog: ALPHA 213

In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to rub shoulders with the leading poets of the time, as well as musicians sensitive to humanist research, all profiting from a context propitious to the invention of new artistic forms and practices.

Java - Palais Royal de Yogyakarta, Vol. 1, Les Danses de Cour  Music

Posted by Old Greg Fin at Nov. 3, 2006
Java - Palais Royal de Yogyakarta, Vol. 1, Les Danses de Cour

Java - Palais Royal de Yogyakarta, Vol. 1, Les Danses de Cour
Genre: Gamelan/Java | MP3, 192 Kbps | Label: ocora | 99,87 Mb


C560067 Ocora, 1970-73

When music lovers talk of Gamelan music, they generally refer to Balinese Gamelan music, some important types of which came from Java to Bali around 14th or 15th century after Islam had taken root in Java. The word "gamelan" is a Javanese word meaning "orchestra," referring to the instruments that make up the ensemble.
A series devoted to the Yogyakarta style is available on the Ocora label. These are older recordings, and feature musicians who grew up in the court atmosphere. Many of the newer recordings (as per above) use conservatory-trained musicians because of the changing economics of the kratons.
This is a very nice recording of Yogyakarta gamelan in the 'loud' style (mainly bronze). This is not to say the pieces are loud: they form exactly the kind of rippling, smoothly flowing sound for which the Javanese gamelan is famous. The complexity is just somewhat less daunting, consisting of the skeleton melodic line carried by the sarons. The bonang, bonang panerus & peking form patterns on top of it, the piece is supported by the gongs & kenong and led by the kendang.
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch - Vivaldi (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch - Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni, La tempesta di mare, Il gardellino & La notte (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:31 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In the course of his recordings for Alpha, François Lazarevitch has explored the music of the Baroque and of oral and popular traditions. After Scottish and Irish music, airs de cour and Baroque suites and sonatas, he stops off in Vivaldi’s Italy. With him, of course, he has his cargo of rare instruments, including the musette de cour (a more sophisticated form of bagpipe) which he uses here to perform Spring from The Four Seasons, in an astonishing and very convincing version transcribed by the great virtuoso wind player of the reign of Louis XV, Nicolas Chédeville.

Jean-Luc Domenach, "Les fils de princes: Une génération au pouvoir en Chine"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Aug. 3, 2017
Jean-Luc Domenach, "Les fils de princes: Une génération au pouvoir en Chine"

Jean-Luc Domenach, "Les fils de princes: Une génération au pouvoir en Chine"
Fayard | 2016 | ISBN: 2213687420 | French | EPUB | 272 pages | 0.6 MB

A partir de 1927, les leaders communistes ne sont plus en sécurité et leurs enfants, sur lesquels reposent les espoirs politiques, doivent être protégés. Mao, Zhou Enlai et les autres préfèrent garantir leur survie en les envoyant en URSS, chez des parents éloignés, ou dans de modestes fermes. Ce n’est qu’en 1949 que ces rejetons rejoignent Pékin, après des années de privations, de souffrance et d’exil. …
Les Nouveaux Caracteres, Sebastien d’Hérin - Rameau: Les Surprises de l'amour (2014)

Les Nouveaux Caracteres, Sebastien d’Hérin - Rameau: Les Surprises de l'amour (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:19:34 | 891 MB
Genre: Baroque, Opera | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 22701 9

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.

Tessier: Carnets De Voyages - Le Poème Harmonique (2007)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 20, 2014
Tessier: Carnets De Voyages - Le Poème Harmonique (2007)

Tessier: Carnets De Voyages - Le Poème Harmonique (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 370 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog Number: 100

The works of the French lutenist and composer Charles Tessier give evidence of his vast curiosity and extensive travels in the years around 1600. His Premier livre de chansons & airs de cour tant en françois qu'en italien et en gascon à 4 & 5 parties appeared in London in 1597 with a preface in Italian; the title-page refers to him as musitien de la Chambre du Roy (i.e. musician to Henri IV of France).

Un Camino De Santiago - Savall, Tubery (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at June 17, 2013
Un Camino De Santiago - Savall, Tubery (2011)

Un Camino De Santiago - Savall, Tubery (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | Catalog Number: 312

When musicians of our generation seek to provide musical depictions of the pilgrimages to St. James of Compostela, they turn most frequently to the Middle Ages. The La Fenice ensemble, however, has chosen a different approach by taking a map of the Camino Francès (1648) as its inspiration. Here they bring formal as well as popular repertoire of the time back to life with songs both sacred and secular, combining these with the joyfully festive music that accompanied the travellers from France to Galicia via Languedoc, Aragon and Castile.
The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen -- Douce Beauté - Pierre Guédron et l'Air de Cour (1590-1640)

Douce Beaute - Pierre Guedron et l'Air de Cour (1590-1640) – The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen
EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG | Complete HQ Scans | 1CD | 272 MB
Classical: Renaissance | Erato 3984-21656-2 | 1998 (rec. 1997)