CVS006 - CD - Missa 1660
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CD - Cavalli - Missa 1660

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Benjamin Hénier and the Galilei Consort restore the score of this 1660 mass, which sealed the marriage of the future Sun King to Maria Theresa of Austria. A royal wedding en grandes pompes!

MISSA 1660

Galilei Consort
Benjamin Chénier, conductor

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)

Great venetian mass for the franco-spanish peace.
Mazarin managed to sign the Treaty of Paris which validates the future Peace of the Pyrenees, and therefore the marriage of Louis XIV with the Infanta of Spain in 1660.

In the context of these celebrations, the French ambassador in Venice, commissions a mass from Cavalli the greatest composer of his time. He thus composed this sumptuous Missa, performed in January 1660 in the Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo and brought together the best voices and most famous musicians around viols, violins, cornets and trumpets in a spatialisation in the Venetian custom.

In this recording, Benjamin Chénier takes on this masterpiece which celebrates France and Louis XIV with brilliant soloists and a strategy of spatialisation in the Royal Chapel which recreates the splendid sound of 1660.

Recorded in the Royal Chapel of Versailles on February 2018.

Booklet in French and English with original texts - Duration: 69'05

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→ Missa 1660 - BAROQUIADES (17 mars 2019)