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Lully: Atys / William Christie, Guillemette Laurens, Agnes Mellon, Les Arts Florissants


Release Date: 09/08/2009 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 5901257   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Guy de MeyGuillemette LaurensAgnès MellonJean-Francois Gardeil
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 3 
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All those present at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in January 1987 have a vivid memory of this key moment when an amazed France rediscovered a hitherto forgotten genre: the tragedie en musique. An unprecedented triumph on stage, followed by an international success on record, Atys was also the starting point for a new view of French Baroque music. To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Les Arts Florissants, this copiously illustrated CD-book pays tribute to the pioneering work of William Christie and his team. All those present at the Opéra-Comique in Paris in January 1987 have a vivid memory of this key moment when an amazed France rediscovered a hitherto forgotten genre: the tragedie en musique. An unprecedented triumph on stage, followed by an international success on record, Atys was also the starting point for a new view of French Baroque music. To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Les Arts Florissants, this copiously illustrated CD-book pays tribute to the pioneering work of William Christie and his team. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Atys, LWV 53 by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Guy de Mey (Tenor), Guillemette Laurens (Mezzo Soprano), Agnès Mellon (Soprano),
Jean-Francois Gardeil (Baritone)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1676; France 

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