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The Versailles Revolution / Kuijken, Indianapolis Baroque


Release Date: 11/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573868  
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste LullyGeorg MuffatMarin Marais
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Italian-born violinist and dancer Jean-Baptiste Lully revolutionized music at the French court in the 17th century. Not only did he transform ballet entertainments into a spectacular new genre, the tragedie lyrique, but he set new standards in orchestral playing- with him the ‘modern’ orchestra was born. The Suite from Roland exemplifies the majesty of his ouvertures, the beauty of his dance movements, and the expressive depth of his chaconnes. Both Georg Muffat and Marin Marais were profoundly influenced by Lully, as their inventive suites show, and Muffat’s own preserved performance instructions have been closely followed on this recording. Named one of the top 25 ensembles in celebration of Early Musi cAmerica’s 25th anniversary in Read more 2011, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is dedicated to excellent and exuberant performance of 17th and 18th century music on period instruments. It is led by its artistic director, Barthold Kuijken.

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REVIEW:

Despite the rarity of these works, all the music breathes the spirit of the French court, with the influence of Lully clearly at work throughout. Is there more of this music in the pipeline? If not, please, Naxos, get back to Indianapolis and record it post-haste.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Roland, LWV 65: Excerpt(s) by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
2.
Florilegium secundum: Suite no 1 in D minor "Nobilis juventus" by Georg Muffat
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1698; Germany 
3.
Ariane et Bacchus Suite by Marin Marais
Conductor:  Barthold Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 

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