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Product details

  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • Audio CD (25 Oct. 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: ERATO
  • ASIN: B0002ZBSGS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Choeur des Quatre Elements
  2. Menuet pour la petit gnomide
  3. Chanson du Sylphe
  4. Duo pour le feu et l'eau
  5. Choeur des Quatre Elements
  6. Prelude
  7. Air: 'Tristes deserts, sombre retraite'
  8. Air: 'Rentrez, trop indiscrets soupirs'
  9. Allemande
  10. Air: 'Quoi! Je ne verrai plus'
  11. Air: 'Ah! qu'ils sont courts les beaux jours'
  12. Sarabande En Rondeau
  13. Air: 'Charmantes fleurs, naissez'
  14. Air: 'Quoi! rien ne peut vous arreter?'
  15. Gigue anglaise
  16. Air: 'En vain rivaux assidus'
  17. Air: 'Ah! qu'on est malheureux d'avoir eu des desirs'
  18. Air: 'Ah! laissez-moi rever'
  19. Gigue francaise
  20. Air: 'Non, non, je ne l'aime plus'
  21. Sans frayeur dans ce bois - Chaconne
  22. Passecaille
  23. Air: 'Aupres du feu l'on fait l'amour'
  24. Air: 'Ayant bu du vin claire'
  25. Air: 'Fenchon, la gentille Fenchon'
  26. Ouverture
  27. Brouillards, glacons, neige, frimas
  28. Laissez nos fleurs toujours paraitre
  29. Menuet et choeur gai
  30. Le berger chagrin
  31. Infortune berger qu'un tel chagrin possede
  32. Menuet
  33. Je brave sans souci la fortune obstinee
  34. Pleurons plutot de presentes douleurs
  35. Deplore qui voudra les miseres des autres
  36. Gavotte En Rondeau

Disc: 2

  1. Ouverture
  2. 'Quel objet importun a mes yeux se presente?'
  3. 'Amour, viens animer ma voix'
  4. 'Ah, que cette chute est heureuse'
  5. Menuet
  6. De grace, encore cette courante!'
  7. 'Venez, dieu des festins'
  8. 'Si les cartes, les des'
  9. 'Deesse des discours, cette tasse en est pleine'
  10. 'Ah I que ce chocolat foisonne'
  11. 'Apprenez qu'a la Cour on s'accommode aux gens'
  12. 'Deesse un peu trop chatouilleuse'
  13. Perce jusques au fond du coeur
  14. Que je sens de rudes combats
  15. Pere, maitresse, honneur, amour
  16. Prelude
  17. 'All'armi!'
  18. 'Godero, mi dice Amore'
  19. 'Non Disperi un cor amante'
  20. 'Ohime, compagni!'
  21. 'Andate, cercate'
  22. 'Soccorso, Dei, soccorso!'
  23. 'Viva Linco, Silvio viva'
  24. 'Amanti godete'

Disc: 3

  1. Praeludium Usquequo avertis faciem tuam
  2. Chorus justorum Memorare testamenti
  3. Nuit
  4. Reveil des bergers
  5. Chorus pastorum Coeli aperti sunt
  6. Recit de l'Ange Nolite timere pastores
  7. Choeur des anges Gloria in altissimis deo
  8. Pastor Transeamus usque Bethleem
  9. Marche des bergers
  10. Choeur O infans, o Deus
  11. Dernier choeur Exultemus jubilemus
  12. Kyrie Eleison
  13. Christe Eleison
  14. Kyrie Eleison
  15. Gloria in Excelsis Deo
  16. Domine Deus
  17. Credo in Unum Deum
  18. Crucifixus
  19. Et in Spiritum Sanctum
  20. Noel sur les instruments - Laissez paitre vos betes
  21. Sanctus
  22. Benedictus - Ludwig van Beethoven
  23. Agnus Dei

Disc: 4

  1. Overture
  2. Inventons mille jeux divers - Entree of nymphs - Ruisseau qui dans ce beau sejour
  3. Compagnes fideles
  4. Soutiens - moi, chere Enone
  5. Qu'ai-je entendu, que vois-je? - Ah! Bergers, c'en est fait
  6. Entree of despairing nymphs and shepherds - Lache amant
  7. Ne tourne point, mon fils
  8. Que d'un frivole espoir - Juste sujet de pleurs
  9. Prelude - Affreux tourments
  10. Prelude - Cessez, cessez, fameux coupables
  11. Je ne refuse point le secours - Il n'est rien aux Enfers
  12. Les Fantomes
  13. Prelude - Que cherche en mon palais
  14. Je ne viens point ici - Pauvre amant
  15. Euridice n'est plus - Le destin est contraire - Ah! Puisqu'avant le temps
  16. Tu ne la perdras point, helas! - Quel charme imperieux - Courage Orphee
  17. Souviens-toi du larcin
  18. Je cede, je me rends
  19. Vous partez donc, Orphee
  20. Entree of Shades

Product Description

Product Description

This enticing set showcases the music of the French baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) through works ranging from tuneful airs and chansons to the delightful Messe de minuit to his brilliant opera La descente d’Orphée aux enfers .
The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups. Dedicated to the performance of Baroque Music on original instruments, the ensemble was founded in 1979 by the Franco-American harpsichordist and conductor William Christie

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Compilation of Reissues 30 Aug. 2011
By Steven Schafersman - Published on
All four of the CDs here are reissues, so you may already have one or more of them in your collection. William Christie is one of the pioneers of the recreated performance of French Baroque music using historical or original instruments. His feeling for the style and effect of the French Baroque musical idiom is unequaled.

If you are unfamiliar with Marc-Antoine Charpentier, he was probably the greatest of the French Baroque composers. Jean-Baptiste Lully was his rival and had all the appointments and privileges given to him by the King that Charpentier lacked, so Charpentier was obliged to compose for musical genres that Lully would not or could not forbid. These genres included instrumental chamber music and religious solo and choral music. Charpentier's sole opera, Médée, is a masterpiece and better than any of Lully's many operas, but Charpentier was only able to compose one because of Lully's rivalry. The two best recordings of Médée are in fact both conducted by... William Christie! If you enjoy Baroque music, you will certainly enjoy this 4-CD box set and the opera, too, if you choose to buy it also. I highly recommend both.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charpentier's take on the Orpheus myth - just beautiful. 8 Oct. 2014
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i absolutely adore this collection. The ecclesiastic collection on Disc 3 is a transcendental experience. I've listened to this disc everyday since I received it.The Divertissments, Airs et Concerts, and the Plaisirs de Versailles draw the listener into the curious world of court entertainments. Superb singing from soloists and chorus alike. Finally, Charpentier's take on the Orpheus myth - just beautiful.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, what a delightfull music! 2 April 2011
By Simon - Published on
A superb set of 4 cd's, that includes a vast array of (full pieces of) music (secular, opera and religious) from one of the greatest composers of all time, in a definitive performance!

The recordings are very good,
and the price is a bargain.

If you don't know the music of Charpentier,
you'll not find a better set to acquaint yourself with it.
If you know his music, you certainly know that you should buy it.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love William Christie and Les Arts Florissants 13 May 2016
By dtown - Published on
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I love William Christie and Les Arts Florissants;
I do not feel qualified to review the performances.
Most of this is new to me; I do love the set.
In the past, have found that boxed sets of re-issues like this (as I think this is)
contain abbreviated booklets without texts.
These booklets were great, with texts in French, German, English, Italian where appropriate.
I appreciate that when I am learning new music.
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy 13 Feb. 2016
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good buy enjoy the music
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