Le Concert Spirituel - Savall
Alia Vox AVSA9877
Corelli, Telemann, Rameau
Pierre Hamon (flute), Enrico Onofri (violin concertino), Marc Hantaï, Charles Zebley & Yi-Fen Chen (traverso's), Riccardo Minasi, Mauro Lopes, Olivia Centurioni (violins), Balázs Máté (cello)
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall (viol da gamba & direction)
The Concert spirituel was one of the first public concert series in existence. The concerts began in Paris in 1725 and ended in 1790. The series was founded to provide entertainment on religious holidays when the other spectacles (the Paris Opera, Comédie-Francaise and Comédie-Italienne) were closed. The programs featured a mixture of sacred choral works and virtuosic instrumental pieces, and for many years took place in a magnificently decorated Salle des Cent Suisses in the Tuileries Palace. They were primarily attended by well-to- do bourgeois, the lower aristocracy and foreign visitors. Jordi Savall brings these magnificent evenings back to life, thanks to an imaginary concert spirituel program featuring three major composers from three major European countries: Corelli, Telemann and Rameau. This album enables us to rediscover the quintessence of the musical life during the reign of Louis XV. As you have come to expect from Alia Vox, it features superlative soloists, magnificent artwork and state-of-the-art sound engineering.
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- Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 4
- Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les indes galantes
- Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in A minor for Flute and Viol da Gamba, TWV 52:a1
- Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture in D major, TWV 55:D6
- Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture in E minor, TWV 55:e1 (Tafelmusik I No. 1)