Galilei Consort & Benjamin Chénier - Rovetta: Messe pour la naissance de Louis XIV (Live) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:28 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
In 1638 Louis-Dieudonné, destined to become King of France under the name of Louis XIV, was born at last. Louis XIII instructed his ambassadors to celebrate the event with pomp and circumstance. In Venice, whose commercial vitality gave it a dominant role in Europe, four days of festivities were organised in honour of the French Dauphin, culminating in the performance at San Giorgio Maggiore of a solemn mass specially composed by Giovanni Rovetta, Monteverdi’s deputy maestro di cappella at San Marco, who was to succeed him in 1644 and become one of the leading musicians in Venice.