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Charpentier: Rendez-mois Mes Plaisirs, Etc; Tunder, Grandi, Monteverdi, Etc / Ledroit, Ricercar Consort


Release Date: 03/10/2009 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 278   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Marc-Antoine CharpentierFranz TunderAlessandro GrandiClaudio Monteverdi,   ... 
Performer:  Henri Ledroit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is now twenty years ago that Henri Ledroit left us. He had been one of the first artists to have faith in the grand enterprise that Ricercar launched in 1980; the recordings that we then took such great delight in making now enshrine priceless memories of him and his art. Henri Ledroit personified the both the joy of singing and the intelligent delivery of the text; these qualities, combined with his richly warm and yet so delicate and fragile voice, created his magic. This recording -- our 2009 catalogue is included with it -- is devoted in the main to repertoire that is indeed seldom performed: the cantatas and airs de cour by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. We are now proud to present it for re-release, accompanied by an introductory text Read more by Catherine Cessac. The recording has been completed with several sacred compositions that were amongst Henri Ledroit's first recordings. This compilation also marks the re-release of the complete recordings made by this wonderful musician. This recording offers the listener the pleasure of rediscovering the unique moments of emotion that Henri Ledroit shared with such generosity with all who had the pleasure of hearing him. These same emotions are still alive today: those that he brought to us and those that we experienced as we listened to him. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Rendez-moi mes plaisirs, H 463 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
2. Orpheé descendant aux enfers, H 471 "Effroyables enfers" by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683 
3. Airs on Stanzas from "Le Cid" no 1, H 457 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681; France 
4. Airs on Stanzas from "Le Cid" no 2, H 459 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681; France 
5. Airs on Stanzas from "Le Cid" no 3, H 458 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681; France 
6. Tristes deserts, H 469 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
7. Ah, qu'on est malheureux, H 443 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1678; France 
8. Amour vous avez beau redoubler, H 445 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
9. Auprès du feu l'on fait l'amour, H 446 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
10. Le Bavolet, H 499a by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
11. Salve mi Jesu by Franz Tunder
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
12. Il primo libro de motetti: Cantabo Domino by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: 20th Century 
13. Motetti (18): O dulce nomen Jesu by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
14. Motetti (18): O intemerata by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Venice, Italy 
15. O quam tu pulchra es by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1625; Venice, Italy 
16. Il sesto libro de motetti: Domine, ne in furore by Alessandro Grandi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
17. Currite populi by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1625; Italy 
18. Venite, videte martyrem by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
19. Regina caeli by Leopold I
Performer:  Henri Ledroit (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ricercar Consort
Period: Baroque 

Sound Samples

Rendez-moi mes plaisirs, H. 463
Orphee descendant aux enfers, H. 471
Airs on stanzas from Le Cid, H. 457-459: Le Cid, H. 457-459
Tristes deserts, sombre retraite, H. 469
Ah! qu'on est malheureux, H. 443
Amour vous avez beau redoubler mes alarmes, H. 445
Aupres du feu l'on fait l'amour, H. 446: Aupres du feu l'on fait l'amour , H. 446
Le bavolet, H. 499a
Salve mi Jesu
Cantabo Domino
O dulce nomen Jesus
O intemerata
O quam tu pulchra es
O Domine Jesu Christe
Illumina oculos meos
Currite, populi, psallite timpanis, SV 297
Venite videte martirem, SV 336
Regina coeli

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