Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Biography

Born: 1643; Paris, France   Died: February 24, 1704; Paris, France  
Long completely forgotten and then hailed, in the twentieth century, as a Baroque genius, Charpentier was born in Paris, in 1643. In the mid-1660s, he traveled to Rome, where he spent three years studying with Carissimi and mastering the Italian style. Upon his return to Paris, Charpentier accepted employment and patronage from the powerful and pious Marie de Lorraine, known as Mademoiselle de Guise, last scion of the illustrious Guise family. In Read more 1627, already known for his religious music, Charpentier agreed to provide incidental music for Molière's comedies. With astounding facility, the church composer wrote witty, charming, and delightful music in perfect consonance with Molière's comedic genius, as exemplified by the extraordinary score for Le Malade imaginaire. Nevertheless, church music remained Charpentier's primary vocation, and he steadily wrote masses, motets, hymns, and various other liturgical pieces. After Mademoiselle de Guise died in 1688, Charpentier found employment at the college Louis le Grand, where his accomplishments included the Latin oratorio David et Jonathas, a dramatic masterpiece. His next post was at the Jesuit Church of St. Louis, where he composed music for various aspects of the Catholic liturgy. In 1693, Charpentier's Medea, a tragédie en musique, had its premiere at the Academie Royale. If the composer thought this extraordinary work would secure him a royal appointment, he was mistaken, for the audience seemed deaf to the music. In 1698, Charpentier became music master for children at the Sainte-Chapelle, remaining there until his death. Two and a half centuries after Charpentier's death, millions heard the opening bars of his stunningly brilliant Te Deum (H. 146), selected as Eurovision's official theme. A master of harmonic and melodic invention, Charpentier satisfies the three prerequisites for beauty formulated by St. Thomas Aquinas: consonantia (harmony), integritas (perfection), and claritas (brilliance). This quintessentially Catholic composer ingeniously resolved the perceived conflict between faith and pure beauty by creating music in which devotion and beauty cannot be separated. Indeed, musicologist Catherine Cessac captured the essence of Charpentier's music when she wrote that the "grandeur and originality of Charpentier's music is due to a combination of exceptional musical talent and deep faith, each complementing the other." Read less
Charpentier: Messe Des Morts / Niquet, Concert Spirituel
Release Date: 05/01/1995   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8553173   Number of Discs: 1
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Charpentier: Nöels & Christmas Motets / Aradia Ensemble
Release Date: 11/01/1999   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8554514   Number of Discs: 1
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Charpentier: Messe De Minuit Pour Noël, Te Deum, Etc /Mallon
Release Date: 01/27/2004   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557229   Number of Discs: 1
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Charpentier: Noels And Christmas Motets
Release Date: 09/10/2006   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8557036   Number of Discs: 1
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Charpentier: Vespres À La Vierge / Niquet, Concert Spirituel
Release Date: 10/24/1995   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8553174   Number of Discs: 1
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    The Complete Wedding Album - There Is Love
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80490 Release Date: 04/28/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Richard Wagner,  Samuel Barber,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
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  • 202.
    Charpentier: Te Deum / Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 453479 Release Date: 09/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
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  • 203.
    Charpentier: Te Deum, Mass, Etc / Niquet, Concert Spirituel
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553175 Release Date: 05/13/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
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  • 204.
    Sound The Trumpet! / Andre, Smithers, Hardenberger, Laird
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454421 Release Date: 04/22/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrea Grossi,  Domenico Gabrielli,  Giovanni Bononcini,  Johann Melchior Molter  ... 
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  • 205.
    Charpentier: Les Plaisirs De Versailles, Etc / Christie
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 014774 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer:  Paul Agnew,  François Piolino,  Patricia Petibon,  Sophie Daneman  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
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  • 206.
    Charpentier: Messe De Minuit Pour Noel / The Virgin Consort
    Label: Gothic Records   Catalog: 49077 Release Date: 10/22/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Conductor:  Kyler Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virgin Consort
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  • 207.
    Freedom, Merriment & Joy / Boston Gay Men's Chorus
    Label: Afka   Catalog: 432 Release Date: 09/01/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eric Harding Thiman,  Hugh Martin,  Jay Livingston,  John Frederic Coots  ... 
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    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Gay Men's Chorus,  Boston Gay Men's Chorus Orchestra
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  • 208.
    Charpentier: Te Deum, Etc / Ivor Bolton, Et Al
    Label: Teldec Das Alte Werk   Catalog: 12465 Release Date: 05/07/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  François Roberday
    Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. James' Singers,  St. James Baroque Players
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  • 209.
    For Weddings / Kevin Bowyer
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7712 Release Date: 04/02/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Sir William Walton,  John Stanley,  Charles-Marie Widor  ... 
    Performer:  Kevin Bowyer
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  • 210.
    Charpentier: La Descente D'orphée / Les Arts Florissants
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 011913 Release Date: 03/12/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer:  Kaori Uemura,  Philippe Pierlot,  Anne-Marie Lasla,  Serge Saitta  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
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  • 211.
    The Wedding Album
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 99709 Release Date: 02/13/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Pachelbel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Philippe Pierlot,  Rotraud Hansmann,  Felicity Lott,  Marie-Claire Alain  ... 
    Conductor:  Michel Corboz,  Claudio Scimone,  Jean-François Paillard,  Theodor Guschlbauer  ... 
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  • 212.
    Charpentier: Vespres À La Vierge / Niquet, Concert Spirituel
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553174 Release Date: 10/24/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Guillaume Gabriel Nivers
    Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
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  • 213.
    Charpentier: Leçons De Ténèbres - Office Du Mercredi / Lesne
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 45107 Release Date: 05/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Performer:  Caroline Pelon,  Gérard Lesne,  Christopher Purves,  Catherine Greuillet  ... 
    Conductor:  Gérard Lesne
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
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  • 214.
    Charpentier: Messe Des Morts / Niquet, Concert Spirituel
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553173 Release Date: 05/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier
    Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
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  • 215.
    La Musique Au Temps Des Castrats - Gluck, Vivaldi, Et Al
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 8552 Release Date: 03/28/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Riccardo Broschi,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Gregorio Allegri,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Derek Lee Ragin,  Ewa Malas-Godlewska,  James Bowman,  Dominique Visse  ... 
    Conductor:  Christophe Rousset,  Jean-Claude Malgoire,  Bernard Fabre-Garrus,  Jordi Savall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques,  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,  Ensemble a Sei Voci  ... 
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  • 216.
    Music From The Courts Of Europe - Versailles
    Label: Cala Records   Catalog: 88009 Release Date: 03/01/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Lully,  François Couperin,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Jean-Marie Leclair  ... 
    Performer:  Elizabeth Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
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  • 217.
    French Organ Music / Simon Lindley
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8550581 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paul Malengreau,  Carl Nielsen,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Joseph Bonnet  ... 
    Performer:  Simon Lindley
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  • 218.
    Bride's Guide To Wedding Music
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64899 Release Date: 09/14/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles-Marie Widor,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Jane Parker-Smith,  Christopher Parkening,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Louis Auriacombe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 219.
    The Telarc Collection Vol 9
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 89109 Release Date: 06/29/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Phil Moore,  Clifford Brown,  Mel London,  Stefan Schyga  ... 
    Performer:  Jeanie Bryson,  John Heard,  Ahmad Jamal,  Yoron Israel  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel,  Martin Pearlman,  Yoel Levi,  Keith Clark  ... 
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  • 220.
    Music For Festive Occasions / Giangiulio, Riedo
    Label: Crystal   Catalog: 232 Release Date: 06/15/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley,  Bert Truax,  Claude Gervaise,  Dietrich Buxtehude  ... 
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    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Trumpets
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  • 221.
    Ceremonial Music For Trumpet And Organ / Smedvig, Murray
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80341 Release Date: 04/27/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Battist Martini,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Alan Hovhaness,  Jacques de Saint-Luc  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Murray,  Rolf Smedvig,  Jeffrey Curnow,  Martin Hackleman  ... 
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  • 222.
    A Baroque Christmas / Joel Cohen, Boston Camerata
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79265 Release Date: 08/25/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bartholomäus Gesius,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Anonymous,  Marc-Antoine Charpentier  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel McCabe,  Richard Duguay,  Arizeder Urreiztieta,  Anne Azéma
    Conductor:  Joel Cohen,  Frederick Jodry
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum Boston,  Boston Camerata
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  • 223.
    Pachelbel's Canon - Baroque Favorites / Leppard, English CO
    Label: Cbs Great Performances   Catalog: 38482 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Jean Joseph Mouret  ... 
    Performer:  André Saint-Clivier,  Christian Schneider,  Takashi Ochi,  John Williams  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Claude Malgoire,  Siegfried Behrend,  John Williams,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,  German Mandolin Orchestra,  Seville Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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