Campra

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"
The Sixteen, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire - Campra: Tancrede (1992)

The Sixteen, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire - Campra: Tancrede (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:02:40 | 578 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 2292450012

André Campra's "Tancrède" is something of a "missing link", connecting the 17th century stage works of Jean-Baptiste Lully and his frustrated rival Marc-Antoine Charpentier with the late baroque works of Jean-Philippe Rameau. "Tancrède" was given its premiere in 1702 and was repeated again and again on the Paris stage. Even in the 1760's, when Rameau's "Les Boréades" had to be abandoned because of the death of the composer, it was Campra's "Tancrède" that the directors of the Paris Opéra chose to put back on stage because of its popularity.

Les Chantres & Les Temps Presents - André Campra: Tancrede (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 25, 2015
Les Chantres & Les Temps Presents - André Campra: Tancrede (2015)

Les Chantres & Les Temps Presents - André Campra: Tancrede (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 874 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 382 MB | 3 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | Catalog Number: 958

A Baroque West Side Story, Tancrède tells of the absolute but impossible love between two young people brought together by their passion but separated by their origins. We are in the time of the Crusades: Tancredi is the champion of the Frankish army, and Clorinda the passionaria of the Saracen troops.
Les Chantres & Les Temps Presents - André Campra: Tancrede (2015)

Les Chantres & Les Temps Presents - André Campra: Tancrede (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 3 CDs | 385 MB
Label: Alpha Productions | Catalog Number: 958 | Rls.date: 15th June 2015

A Baroque West Side Story, Tancrède tells of the absolute but impossible love between two young people brought together by their passion but separated by their origins. We are in the time of the Crusades: Tancredi is the champion of the Frankish army, and Clorinda the passionaria of the Saracen troops.
Sebastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - Andre Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)

Sébastien Mahieuxe, Ensemble Aquilon - André Campra: Motets pour Notre-Dame de Paris (2009)
Classical | K617 217 | TT: 67.55 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 382 Mb

André Campra s’attelle à la composition de sa série de «petits motets» dès son arrivée à Paris en tant que maître de chapelle de la cathédrale Notre-Dame (1694-1700). Très vite ces compositions remportent un vif succès et l’on se presse à Notre-Dame pour les écouter Les motets de Campra sont fortement influencés par la musique italienne : raffinements harmoniques, charme de l’accompagnement, écriture brillante et contrastée… Ils sont aussi de la main d’un homme de théâtre : le texte sacré se met en scène. Campra sait tirer profit de l’effectif restreint du petit motet : airs, récits, duos, trios et ritournelles s’enchaînent comme à l’opéra ! Mais son éloquence n’est pas sans profondeur et ses grâces savent encore nous toucher.
Olivier Schneebeli, Orchestre des Musiques Anciennes et a Venir - Andre Campra: Messe de Requiem (2011)

Olivier Schneebeli, Orchestre des Musiques Anciennes et à Venir - André Campra: Messe de Requiem (2011)
Classical | K617 224 | TT: 60.08 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 332 Mb

Of Italian parentage, André Campra was probably the most successful successor to Jean-Baptiste Lully in the last years of the grand epoch of Louis maître de chapelle at Notre Dame Cathedral, a post that gave him a degree of protection against the usual court intrigues over who would succeed musical dictator Lully, and in 1697 he came out of the proverbial closet to begin composing the court ballet, beginning with his L’Europe galant . By 1720 he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing sacred music as the French critics targeted him more frequently. This disc presents two of the later works of his long career, a Requiem written around 1725 or so and one of the grands motets , a setting of Psalm 125 for soloists, chorus, and small orchestra in the Lullian tradition.
Lully - Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra - L'Europe galante (Gustav Leonhardt) [2010/1973]

Lully - Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra - L'Europe galante (Gustav Leonhardt) [2010/1973]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697576312 | TT: 134.10 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 589 Mb

This two-CD album brings together the two earliest recordings by La Petite Bande. They were made in 1973 and feature landmarks in two important French forms of entertainment—comedie-ballet and opera-ballet. Performed in 1670 at Chambord, one of Louis XIV's grandest country retreats, Le bourgeois gentilhomme was the high water mark of Lully's collaboration with Moliere and was to be the last work of its kind on which the two worked together. Moliere developed the comedie-ballet from the fashionable court ballets, working the dances and music into the body of the play with unparalleled skill. Lully, himself a dancer, proved a gifted partner as the music for Le bourgeois gentilhomme reveals.
Olivier Schneebeli - Musiques sacrees a Versailles: Lejeune, Du Caurroy, Bouzignac, Lully, Robert, Charpentier, Campra (2012)

Olivier Schneebeli - Musiques sacrées à Versailles: Lejeune, Du Caurroy, Formé, Moulinié, Bouzignac, Lully, Robert, Charpentier, Campra (2012)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 958 MB
Label: K617 | Catalog K617234/3 | TT: 206:22

Exemple emblématique du renouveau des Maîtrises en France au cours des années 80, Les Pages & les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles fêtent les 20 années de la direction musicale et pédagogique d’Olivier Schneebeli. Celui-ci a constitué, avec ce chœur réunissant de manière inédite voix d’enfants et voix d’adultes, dans la grande tradition de la Chapelle Royale de Versailles, un outil de valorisation unique du répertoire français des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Ce coffret exceptionnel convie l’auditeur à un itinéraire à travers les chefs-d’œuvre sacrés des compositeurs du « Grand Siècle », du règne d’Henri IV à la fin du règne de Louis XIV, et met en lumière, par de nombreux inédits, la naissance du genre musical emblématique de la Chapelle Royale : le grand motet.

Campra - Cantates francaises (Jacqueline Nicolas) (2006)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at May 31, 2014
Campra - Cantates francaises (Jacqueline Nicolas) (2006)

Campra - Cantates françaises (Jacqueline Nicolas) (2006)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 257 MB
Label: Arion | Catalog N.: ARN 63658 | TT: 58:43

Vers le milieu du XVIIe siècle, Louis XIV encore enfant, Mazarin fait son possible pour imposer l'art italien aux Français – dont il avait pris la nationalité en 1639 –, invitant compositeurs, chanteurs et même machinistes à traverser les Alpes. Mais la majorité de la Cour, le Clergé en premier lieu, voit d'un mauvais œil ces représentations coûteuses où passions et plaisirs amoureux sont applaudis. Il faut attendre Lully pour les réconcilier avec l'opéra, notamment en favorisant une ornementation plus sobre, mettant en valeur la compréhension du texte. À la fin du siècle, exprimant les sentiments de manière moins dispendieuse, apparaît la cantate, nouvelle forme de musique vocale profane à l'usage des salons et des salles de concerts..
Four French Cantatas: Courbois, Boismortier, Campra, Rameau (Jean-Francois Paillard) (1994)

Four French Cantatas: Courbois, Boismortier, Campra, Rameau (Jean-François Paillard) (1994)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 249 MB
Label: Erato | Catalog N.: 409-97416-2 | TT: 54:10

Conductor and musicologist Jean-François Paillard was one of the most visible French exponents of Baroque music from the 1960s onward. Paillard earned a degree in mathematics from the Sorbonne, but he turned to music soon after. He attended the Paris Conservatory as a musicology student, where he won first prize in music history; he later studied conducting at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Igor Markevitch. He formed the Ensemble Jean-Marie Leclair in 1952, which was renamed the Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra the following year. Comprised of a dozen string players and a harpsichord, the group paralleled such small-scale English ensembles as the Boyd Neel Orchestra in performing Baroque-era works - especially those from France - as well as contemporary works for string orchestra. As the public's interest in Baroque music rose, the orchestra's popularity grew and was aided by a series of international tours covering dozens of countries.