CD - La Guerre des Te Deum

N°07 | Blanchard / Colin de Blamont - La Guerre des Te Deum

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Michiko Takahashi, soprano
Caroline Arnaud, soprano
Sébastian Monti, countertenor
Romain Champion, countertenor
Cyril Costanzo, ground bass

Choeur Marguerite Louise
Gaétan Jarry,
 conductor
Ensemble Stradivaria
Daniel Cuiller, conductor

Two rival yet similar works, an illustration of a “Quarrel of the Te Deums”, a true war of mottled violin scores, a frivolous echo of Louis XV‘s final victories.

It is also the rediscovery of two of the most talented composers amongst Rameau’s contemporaries, François Colin de Blamont and Esprit Joseph Antoine Blanchard.

Daniel Cuiller appropriates this music with the voracity which had led him to revive a previous Te Deum, on that occasion by Henri Madin, and which was covered with praise. Add to this the brilliant singers of the Marguerite Louise choir which is directed by Gaétan Jarry and the virtuoso musicians of Stradivaria, Daniel replied with enthusiasm to this “commission” for the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

Concert recorded in the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles, on June 30th 2018. 

 

Booklet in French and English with original texts

Duration: 66'38

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