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The Lully Effect / Kuijken, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573867  
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste LullyGeorg Philipp TelemannJean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording realizes Barthold Kuijken’s long-held desire to restore to Jean-Baptiste Lully, and to French Baroque orchestral works in general, the power and intensity that once held the musical world in thrall. To the grandeur, finesse and diversity of the genre he has brought original source material to inform specific bowing techniques and the use of ornamentation. The result, as with Telemann’s Suite in E minor, which stands firmly in the Lully tradition, and Rameau’s magnificent Suite from Dardanus, evokes the spectacle and splendor of Versailles. Barthold Kuijken is an eminent leader in the field of early music. A virtuoso traverse soloist, teacher and conductor, he has shaped the fields of historical flutes and historically Read more informed performance over the last forty years. Kuijken has widely performed and recorded the repertoire for the Baroque flute and has collaborated with other early music specialists including his brothers Sigiswald and Wieland Kuijken, Frans Bruggen, Gustav Leonhardt, and Paul Dombrecht.

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REVIEW:

This album of Lully-inspired music is worth the full price of admission. The performances deliver both grandeur and finesse, and the recording does them full justice. Two fine sets of notes, from harpsichordist Thomas Gerber and Barthold Kuijken, crown the achievement.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Armide, LWV 71: Overture by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1686; France 
2.
Armide, LWV 71: Passacaglia by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1686; France 
3.
Overture-Suite for Orchestra in E minor, TV 55 no e 3 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
4.
Dardanus: Suite by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque  
Written: 1739; France 

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