Les Airs de Cour

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.
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.

Barbara Hollinshead, Howard Bass - Airs De Cour (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 7, 2018
Barbara Hollinshead, Howard Bass - Airs De Cour (2012)

Barbara Hollinshead, Howard Bass - Airs De Cour (2012)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:01:35 | 284 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Barbara Hollinshead And Howard Bass | Catalog: 700261350202

Between the early 16th and the middle of the 17th century, as the lute reached its zenith as a solo and accompanying instrument throughout Europe, Pierre Attaingnant, Adrian LeRoy, and the Ballard family dominated the business of printing music in France. The chansons and airs de cour they published and, in many cases, composed combined exquisite poetry with both polyphonic and homophonic lute accompaniments, yielding some of the most affecting and artful expressions of love ever composed.

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.
Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Agostino Steffani: Suites Théatrales (2000)

Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca - Agostino Steffani: Suites Théatrales (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:00 | 389 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Divox | Catalog: CDX 79811

Bien avant que Cecilia Bartoli n'attire l'attention sur Agostino Steffani avec son disque "Mission", Divox Antiqua et le groupe Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca avaient essayé de le faire avec ce très beau CD consacré à des ouvertures et suites orchestrales tirées d'opéras comme "Henrico Leone" (Hanovre 1688), "Il trionfi del fato" (Hanovre 1695), "Niobe Regina di Tebe" (Münich 1688), et "Amor vien dal destino" (Düsseldorf 1709).

Les Farfelingues - Tome 3 - Les Vignes de l'Empereur  Comics

Posted by Mendose at March 6, 2018
Les Farfelingues - Tome 3 - Les Vignes de l'Empereur

Les Farfelingues - Tome 3 - Les Vignes de l'Empereur
French | CBR | 59 pages | 21.3 MB
Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)

Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 382 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 22 | Time: 77:39 min

This reverie offered by Brice Sailly in homage to François Couperin is presented in the guise of a trip to Arcadia, that utopian land which lies hidden in the heart of European geography. The selected harpsichord pieces, most of them evoking childhood and the birth of love, sit beside excerpts from the Concerts royaux that set the scene rather as Watteau might have done, leaving to the less well-known airs de cour the task of describing sentiments in words. Couperin discreetly whispers the most luminous of truths. Here all is benevolence, a smile on the lips, a light heart, and melancholy is gently dismissed in favour of consolation.
Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018) [24/88]

Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:39 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This reverie offered by Brice Sailly in homage to François Couperin is presented in the guise of a trip to Arcadia, that utopian land which lies hidden in the heart of European geography. The selected harpsichord pieces, most of them evoking childhood and the birth of love, sit beside excerpts from the Concerts royaux that set the scene rather as Watteau might have done, leaving to the less well-known airs de cour the task of describing sentiments in words. Couperin discreetly whispers the most luminous of truths. Here all is benevolence, a smile on the lips, a light heart, and melancholy is gently dismissed in favour of consolation.