Together with 'Sémélé', 'Alcione' is the only opera composed by Marin Marais. The first first performance took place at the Théâtre du Palais Royal in Paris on February 18, 1706. Shortly after that, Marin Marais decided to gather the most beautiful tunes, including the famous 'Tempest', into four suites. Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall fully reveal the colours of this vivid score. As you might expect, Alia Vox have granted this Heritage reissue a state-of-the-art multichannel remastering and a richly documented booklet.
'there is every reason to welcome this reissue. We get here a little more than 50 minutes of great music, which is well suited to repeated listening.' --Johan van Veen, Music Web International April 2014
'Few readers will be able to resist either the graceful charm of this music or the elegant gestures of the members of Le Concert Des Nations.' --Nicholas Anderson, Early Music Today, September November 2014