Le Roi s’amuse – Music for the King’s Pleasure

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Tracklist

1.
Ouverture in A Major, Op. 13 No. 3 - Grave
00:00
2.
Ouverture in A Major, Op. 13 No. 3 - Allegro
02:39
3.
Ouverture in A Major, Op. 13 No. 3 - Dolce: Largo
00:00
4.
Ouverture in A Major, Op. 13 No. 3 - Allegro assai
00:00
5.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Ouverture
00:00
6.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Florlane
00:00
7.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Sarabande
00:00
8.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Menuet/Autre Meuet
02:11
9.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Badinage
01:24
10.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Chaconne
04:56
11.
Deuxième Recréation de Musique, Op. 8 - Tambourin/Autre Tambourin
00:00
12.
Sonata in g minor, Op. 34 No.1 - Adagio
00:00
13.
Sonata in g minor, Op. 34 No.1 - Presto
00:00
14.
Sonata in g minor, Op. 34 No.1 - Adagio
01:02
15.
Sonata in g minor, Op. 34 No.1 - Allegro
00:00
16.
Concerto Comique, No. 25 - Les Sauvages - Allegro
00:00
17.
Concerto Comique, No. 25 - Quand On Sçait Aimer Et Plaire - Andante
01:21
18.
Concerto Comique, No. 25 - La Furstemberg Allegro
00:00

Description

By the middle of the eighteenth century in France, François Couperin’s vision of a unification of both the Italian and French styles of musical composition (which he termed les goûts-réunis) had been more or less completely realised. The great majority of the best instrumental chamber music from the period is characterized by an individually delightful and skilful blend of the most effective and telling devices from both French and Italian sources. The music of Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) exemplifies this union of styles perfectly in works which are always of the highest quality. His Deuxième Recréation de Musique Opus 8 published in Paris around 1737 is a good example of this. Being conceived primarily for flutes, with violins as alternative instruments, the music is almost wholly unvirtuosic in character, and instead relies upon simple and charming French dance-forms for its structure, preceded by an extrovert and vigorous French Ouverture and culminating in a majestic Chaconne. The increasing emotional intensity of this movement is, however, immediately dispersed by the final Tambourins – two delightfully light-hearted movements with strong rustic origins. This performance combines a flute and two violins in contrasted pairings instead of the usual two flutes or two violins…

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Forde Abbey, Somerset, England

Mastering equiment

sony DAE 3000

Mastering engineer

bert van der Wolf

Mixing console

rens Heijnis

Microphones

bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

pcm 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording date

October 1994

Editing

bert van der Wolf

Composers

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Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Ted Diehl

Type

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Format

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Label

Genre

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

Diapason

(…) Il y a pris place dans le cénacle des meilleurs baroqueux. (…)

Gramophone

(…) Florilegium imbue all this music with a vitality which, at least in part, emanates from the players’ effective application of appropriate ornament and their evident savouring of delicately wrought colours and textures. (…) (…) graceful gesture, transparent textures and an evident. (…) (…) it certainly should please most readers too.

SAJM Zeitschrift

(…) Eine mitreisende Interpretation editorisch exklusiver Kompositionen. Für Liebhaber von Alter (bis Galanter) Musik ein absolutes Muss.

T.V.D.M

(…) alles wat men zich kan wensen heeft het ensemble: mooi samenspel, weelderige klank, subtiele articulatie…….het wachten is nu op meer.

Gramophone

Award: Diapason d’or 2001 (…) Florilegium imbue all this music with a vitality which, at least in part, emanates from the players’ ………(…) (…) graceful gesture, transparent textures and an evident affection for the music (…) (…) the disc is a worthy follow-up to the Telemann and, given the music de table, salon status of the programme, should appeal to a wide audience. (…) (…) it certainy should please most readers too. (…)

Répertoire

(…) Voici l’absolue glorification de la musique galante (…)

Gelderlander

(…) De samenwerking tussen het Britse ensemble Florilegium en de mensen van het bescheiden Nederlandse label Channel Classics, heeft andermaal geleid tot een kwaliteitsprodukt. (…) (…) een belangrijk jong ensemble op het terrein van de muziek uit de zeventiende en de achttiende eeuw (…)

Klassiek

(…) muziek voor koningen en keizers. Florilegium heeft deze kostelijke muziek terecht uit de adelijke schatkamer gehaald (…)

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