CVS001 - CD - Les Arts Florissans
CVS001 - CD - Les Arts FlorissansCVS001 - CD - Les Arts Florissans

CD - Charpentier - Les Arts Florissans

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Awarded an Opera Diamond, Les Arts Florissans, reinvented by Gaétan Jarry, bring back to life the music of Charpentier, eclipsed in his time by Lully. Let yourself be transported back to the artistic golden age of the "greatest King of the World".


Ensemble Marguerite Louise
Gaétan Jarry, conductor

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Charpentier was Lully and Lalandes’ equal for the exceptional quality of his music.
For the Duchess of Guise he created works of infinite beauty, which Louis XIV particularly admired, including the Idylle en musique Les Arts Florissans (1685).

It is associated in this recording with another opera, La Couronne de Fleurs (extracts), which serves as an epilogue. They thus form a set of operas remarkable for their finesse and intimacy as well as for their depth and density. Gaétan Jarry and his ensemble Marguerite Louise, composed of talented young musicians, have chosen to explore a version that offers a more varied orchestration, the intensity of a full choir, and various theatrical effects that rehabilitate a Charpentier who was deprived in his time of the great means that only Lully could have had. They give a flamboyant life to this allegory of the artistic golden age of the "greatest King in the World" who had just set up his Court in Versailles.


   This CD has been awarded by the prestigious Diamant d’Opéra Magazine.

Les Arts Florissans have been performed and recorded in July at Château de Versailles.


Booklet in french and english - Duration: 59'

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 Charpentier, Les Arts Florissans CD review - GRAMOPHONE (April 2019)