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Charpentier: David & Jonathas / Christie, Lesne, Visse, Zanetti

Charpentier / Zanetti / Arts Florissants
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 2901289  
Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Monique ZanettiJean-Francois GardeilDominique VisseBernard Delétré,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With a prologue totally integrated into the rest of the work, and a lack of stage action, almost devoid of recitative, Charpentier here succeeds in creating a counter-proposition to the Lullian tragédie lyrique. His contemporaries were not mistaken in acclaiming this grandiose masterpiece by the most Italian of French composers.

Released for the first time in 1988, 'David and Jonathan' is a timely reissue to coincide with Les Arts Florissants' concerts at the Edinburgh Festival, directed by William Christie.
With a prologue totally integrated into the rest of the work, and a lack of stage action, almost devoid of recitative, Charpentier here succeeds in creating a counter-proposition to the Lullian tragédie lyrique. His contemporaries were not mistaken in acclaiming this grandiose masterpiece by the most Italian of French composers.

Released for the first time in 1988, 'David and Jonathan' is a timely reissue to coincide with Les Arts Florissants' concerts at the Edinburgh Festival, directed by William Christie.
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Works on This Recording

1.
David et Jonathas, H 490 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performer:  Monique Zanetti (Soprano), Jean-Francois Gardeil (Baritone), Dominique Visse (Countertenor),
Bernard Delétré (Bass), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; France 
Language: French 

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