VokalEnsemble Koln, Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel - Carpentier: Musique sacree (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:06 | 814 MB
Genre: Baroque, Sacred | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: B0001413-02
Very little is known about Charpentier's life (1643-1704). The main source of information is an obscure rival composer named de Brossard. According to de Brossard, Charpentier was originally from Paris but studied music in Rome under the composer Carissimi. In 1696 he beat out de Brossard for the post of choirmaster at the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris, where he remained until his death in 1704. As Goebels writes in the album liner notes, there are several reasons for Charpentier's neglect as a composer.