Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Montéclair: La Mort de Didon - Cantates (2016)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 295 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 05 | Time: 75:34 min
'The French cantata had a brief, but vibrant life during the first three decades of the 18th century. Beginning with Morin's first book in 1706, there followed dozens of books of cantatas by a number of French composers. Clerambault, Boismortier, Rameau and Monteclair all published cantatas during this period. Monteclair may by relatively unknown, but he was a composer of undoubted talent if judged by the works on this recording…If you like the French baroque, do yourself a favor and try to buy this recording. It is a high point in the art of the cantata, and in the musicianship of William Christie and his colleagues.'