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Charpentier: Tristes Déserts ()

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier's (1643-1704) deeply soulful vocal works are among the most immediately appealing pieces of the middle Baroque. He had a gift for grateful, lyrical vocal writing that's expressively expansive and avoids the patterned clichés that sometimes hobble music of that era. This collection features a variety of works, including songs, a cantata, and a short opera-like scene in the form of a motet, Epithalium Carpenterij, that's quite unlike anything else in the musical repertoire. It's a wickedly funny ...

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  1. Tristes déserts, sombre retraite, air for soprano & continuo, H. 469
  2. Sans frayeur dans ce bois, chaconne for soprano & continuo, H. 467
  3. Non, non, je ne l'aime plus, air for for alto (or countertenor) & continuo, H. 455
  4. Amour vous avez beau redoubler mes alarmes, air for alto & continuo, H. 445
  5. Rendez-moi mes plaisirs, air for alto (or countertenor) & continuo, H. 463
  6. Oiseau de ces bocage, air for soprano & continuo, H. 456
  7. Quoi! je ne verrai plus, air for alto (or countertenor) & continuo, H. 461
  8. Epitaphium Carpentarii, cantata for 6 voices & continuo, H. 474
  9. Airs on stanzas from Le Cid, for alto (or countertenor) & continuo, H. 457-59
  10. Celle qui fait mon tout tourment, air for soprano & continuo, H. 450
  11. Ruisseau qui nourris ce bois, air for soprano & continuo, H. 466
  12. Veux-tu, compère Grégoire, air for 3 voices, H. 470
  13. Beaux petits yeux d'écarlate, air for 3 voices & continuo, H. 448
  14. Ruisseau qui nourris ce bois, air for soprano & continuo, H. 466
  15. Orphée descendant aux enfers, cantata for 3 voices, instruments & continuo, H. 471
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Charpentier: Tristes Déserts
2008, Zig Zag Territoires

UPC: 3760009291393

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