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Charpentier: Stances du Cid / Auvity, L'Yriade


Release Date: 02/26/2016 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 923601   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  François CouperinMarc-Antoine CharpentierJacques MorelMichel Lambert
Performer:  Cyril Auvity
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cyril Auvity and L'Yriade make their debut on Glossa with a programme of airs de cour, Stances du Cid, ideally devised for the French haute-contre’s voice.

An extraordinary enthusiasm was held in seventeenth century France for the air de cour: a secular song genre popular across the social spectrum and singable, it seems, by everyone from cobblers to marquises... Even still, one distinctive voice which proved to be ideal for such airs was the haute-contre, a high tenor, sweet-sounding and clear; precisely the instrument possessed by Cyril Auvity, and it is no coincidence that the singer has, in recent years, been enjoying much success with his performances of the music of, among many others, Lully and
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Stances du Cid presents a selection of Charpentier’s secular vocal works, including the seldom recorded stanzas (whose text is taken from Pierre Corneille’s tragicomedy Le Cid, which enjoyed great popularity for years after its 1637 première in Paris). The bucolic character of Charpentier’s other airs is complemented by a pair of airs de cour from an earlier master of the genre, Michael Lambert, and the expressive flavour of the music of ancien régime France is suitably enhanced on this recording also by instrumental interludes taken from François Couperin’s trio sonatas Les Nations, deftly handled by L'Yriade.

In his booklet essay, Vincent Borel supplies a colorful defence, both of the potency of the air de cour and of its quintessential voice, the haute-contre.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Les nations "La piémontoise": I. Gravement by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
2.
Airs on Stanzas from "Le Cid" no 1, H 457 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681; France 
3.
Airs on Stanzas from "Le Cid" no 2, H 459 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681; France 
4.
Airs on Stanzas from "Le Cid" no 3, H 458 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1681; France 
5.
Les nations "L'espagnole": X. Passacaille. Noblement et marqué by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
6.
Les nations "L'espagnole": I. Air tendre by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
7.
Auprès du feu l'on fait l'amour, H 446 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
8.
Ruisseau qui nourris dans ce bois, H 466 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
9.
Non, non je ne l'aime plus, H 455 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
10.
Tombeau pour Mademoiselle by Jacques Morel
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
11.
Ma bergère est tendre et fidelle by Michel Lambert
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; France 
12.
Sans frayeur dans ce bois, H 467 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1680; France 
13.
Rendez-moi mes plaisirs, H 463 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
14.
Amour vous avez beau redoubler, H 445 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
15.
Les nations "La piémontoise": IV. Vivement, et marque by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
16.
Ah! qu'ils sont courts les beaux jours, H 442 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1680; Paris, France 
17.
Les nations "La piémontoise": V. Air. Gracieusement by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
18.
Rentrez trop indiscrets soupirs, H 464 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: Paris, France 
19.
Retirons-nous, fuyons, H 465 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
20.
Vos mespris chaque jour by Michel Lambert
Performer:  Cyril Auvity (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
21.
Les nations "L'imperiale": XIV. Chaconne by François Couperin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'yriade
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

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