VA - Châteaux de la Loire: French Renaissance Court Music (2016)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 624 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 46 | Time: 134:18 min
In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Royal court resided from time to time in the Loire Valley. Its châteaux were the showcase for an intense musical life. These palaces which have since become the emblems of the French Renaissance resounded to music that today s artists have rediscovered in concert and on record. Drawing widely on that repertoire, this programme is an evocation of the round of pleasures, festivities, hunts and dances that regulated the days and nights of the court of France, and of the joyous life that reigned there for decades.