Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester – Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg (Live) (2017)
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Though it has been recorded live in a concert performance, Franz Lehars successful operetta has plenty of theatrical presence. The cast is strong with to really good singers in the principal roles, Daniel Behle as Graf von Luxemburg and Camilla Nylund as Angèle Didier.

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François Joubert-Caillet, L’Achéron – Marais: Pièces favorites (Meslanges) (2016)
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As a prelude to the vast enterprise represented by the release of Marin Marais’ complete five Books of Pièces de Viole, François Joubert-Caillet proposes this anthology of some of the most famous pieces that the illustrious gambist of La Chambre du Roi wrote for the delight of the Sun King’s private concerts. François Joubert-Caillet studied the viola da gamba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Paolo Pandolfo, with whom he also studied early improvisation, and also with Rudolf Lutz. Winner of the First and Audience Prizes at the Bruges International Chamber Music Competition, he gives concerts, recitals and master classes in Europe, Asia and Latin America. François Joubert-Caillet also directs L’Achéron, an ensemble with which he appears in various formations, in particular the consort of viols. L’Achéron’s CDs, devoted to Anthony Holborne’s The Fruit of Love and Samuel Scheidt’s Ludi Musici, were released by Ricercar for which François Joubert-Caillet also recorded an album in duo with Wieland Kuijken: Johanes Schenck’s Le Nymphe di Rheno.

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Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé – Du Mont: O Mysterium (Motets, Elévations pour Louis XIV) (2016)
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Cultivated at the height of the French baroque, Henry Du Mont’s Grands Motets were written for the court of Louis XIV and published posthumously in 1684. Alongside Lully, Du Mont is credited as the creator of the form – an opulent style of church composition for soloists and choir. On O Mysterium, Sebastien Dauce leads the Ensemble Correspondances in a program of Du Mont ‘s Motets & Elevations pour la Chapelle de Louis XIV.
For 20 years (from 1663 to 1683) Henry Du Mont directed the music of the Sun King’s chapel. For the daily Mass there he built up a new repertory consisting of motets for full chorus and more intimate pieces for solo voices. The former aimed to transpose to the context of ‘ordinary’ the format of the large-scale works conceived for extraordinary ceremonies. Sébastien Daucé presents an innovative approach to these grands motets, that at once links specific musical features with historical data, for each of which he adopts a specific instrumental scoring.

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