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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles; Les Arts Florissants ()

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Composed as entertainments for the Grand Appartements at Versailles, Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Les plaisirs de Versailles and Les Arts Florissants were a combination of chamber opera and royal pageantry, designed to curry favor with the French king, Louis XIV, and to promote Charpentier's career at court. While the motivations behind these pieces are intriguing and shed light on the social life of the aristocracy, listeners today may find the music the most appealing aspect, for Charpentier's light touch and wit make both ...

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles; Les Arts Florissants
2019, CPO

UPC: 761203528325

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