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Tessier: Carnets De Voyages / Le Poème Harmonique

Tessier / Dumestre / Le Poeme Harmonique
Release Date: 09/01/2007 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 100  
Composer:  Charles TessierHans Leo HasslerMaurice de HesseJohn Dowland
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The works of the French lutenist and composer Charles Tessier give evidence of his vast curiosity and extensive travels in the years around 1600. His Premier livre de chansons & airs de cour tant en françois qu'en italien et en gascon à 4 & 5 parties appeared in London in 1597 with a preface in Italian; the title-page refers to him as musitien de la Chambre du Roy (i.e. musician to Henri IV of France). A second volume, entitled Airs et villanelles français, italiens, espagnols, suices et turcqs... a 3, 4 & 5 parties, was published in 1604. This set was dedicated to Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse. Its second edition (1610) appeared with a dedication to King Matthias of Hungary. Charles Tessier achieved a happy Read more balance in his works between the different cultures of his time, with popular songs and refined airs de cour, a mixture of rusticity and delicacy that reflects the tastes of the court of Henri IV. His Italian and Swiss villanelles, his Spanish and Turkish airs - echoed on this recording by pieces written by contemporaries John Dowland, Leo Hassler and Moritz of Hesse - show how men and their works travelled within Europe during that peaceful period between the wars of religion and the Thirty Years' War. With this recording Le Poème Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre invite us to take a look at the travels and the encounters that enriched the joyful works of this very interesting composer. Recorded 28 October-1 November 2005, Chapel of Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Paris Artistic direction, recording & editing: Hugues Deschaux. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Hel vel Aqueur by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
2. No ay en la tierra by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
3. Mattone mie care by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
4. Bransle de village by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
5. Bransle de Lorraine by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
6. Junckfraw deine schöne Gestalt by Hans Leo Hassler
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
7. Pavana del Sgr. Guilhelmo Keudelio by Maurice de Hesse
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
8. Madonna di Coucagna by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
9. Vita di voria dar by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
10. Me voilà hors du naufrage by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
11. Earl of Essex, his Galliard, P 42a by John Dowland
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
12. Firste Booke of Songes or Ayres: no 8, Burst forth my teares by John Dowland
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597 
13. Les Gascons by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
14. Je suis par trop longtemps pucelle by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
15. Quand le flambeau du monde by Charles Tessier
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 

Sound Samples

Hel vel Aqueur - Tal lissi man
No ay en la tierra
Mattone mie care
Bransle de village
Bansle de Lorraine
Junckfraw dein schone gstalt erfreut mich sehr
Pavana del Signor Guilhelmo Keudelio
Madonna di Coucagna
Vita ti voria dar
Me voila hors du naufrage
Dr. Case's Pavan, P. 12 (arr. for chamber ensemble)
Book of Songs, Book 1: Burst forth, my tears (arr. for vocal ensemble)
Les Gascons
Je suis par trop longtemps pucelle
Que le flambeau du monde quitte l'autre sejour

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