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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

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Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | | 90 min | 4,93 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch | Recorded: 2019

André Grétry's Richard Coeur de Lion, or Richard the Lionhearted, lay neglected until 2019 when a production by the Opéra Royal de Versailles was mounted. This album is taken from that performance, and it's very well recorded indeed. The opera was quite well known in its time and was even performed in the young U.S. (in Boston, in 1796), and it's a great find, a real crowd-pleaser as much today as at the end of the 18th century. The story is based on a probably imaginary tale of an episode during Richard's return from the Crusades, when he was imprisoned in Linz, Austria.

Herve Niquet - Mozart, Salieri & Requiem (2022)

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Herve Niquet - Mozart, Salieri & Requiem (2022)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel, Valentina Naforniță, Ambroisine Bré, Robin Tritschler, Andreas Wolf - Mozart, Salieri & Requiem (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 329 MB | Cover | 01:08:57 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 160 MB
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

Two illustrious composers at odds with their Requiem? When, in 1791, a 36-year-old Mozart composed the one that would remain unfinished due to his death, he did so in response to a commission from the eccentric Count von Walsegg. Mozart would never hear his music. At the time, Salieri was at the height of his glory at the age of 41, famed for his operas from Paris and Milan to Rome and of course Vienna, where he was Court Composer and Director of the Italian Opera. Having put an end to his lyrical career, in 1804 he composed his Requiem, which was strictly intended for his own funeral, where it was indeed played - in 1825. Hervé Niquet brings us these two monuments of Viennese liturgy with panache.

Hervé Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel - Boismortier: Don Quichotte Chez La Duchesse (2022)

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Hervé Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel - Boismortier: Don Quichotte Chez La Duchesse (2022)

Hervé Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel - Boismortier: Don Quichotte Chez La Duchesse (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 379 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:13
Classical, Opera | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles

In 1743, two years before Rameau's Platee, Boismortier created an extraordinarily modern and madcap "comic ballet", Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse. As the exuberant plot unfurls, Cervantes' hero encounters monsters, enchanters, princesses and people from Japan, making for plenty of offbeat and audacious dances and choruses. Musical beauty rubs shoulders with satirical and irreverent comedy. A choice work for Herve Niquet, who leads his Concert Spirituel with unparalleled energy!

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: Richard Cœur de Lion (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 395 Mb | Total time: 73:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Château de Versailles Spectacles | # CVS028 | Recorded: 2019

André Grétry's Richard Coeur de Lion, or Richard the Lionhearted, lay neglected until 2019 when a production by the Opéra Royal de Versailles was mounted. This album is taken from that performance, and it's very well recorded indeed. The opera was quite well known in its time and was even performed in the young U.S. (in Boston, in 1796), and it's a great find, a real crowd-pleaser as much today as at the end of the 18th century. The story is based on a probably imaginary tale of an episode during Richard's return from the Crusades, when he was imprisoned in Linz, Austria. A trouvère singer named Blondel who serves the king realizes his predicament, sneaks into the prison disguised as a blind fiddler, and touches off an action-packed sequence of events with a romance involving the prison governor, a grand party, and a visiting Flemish countess whose troops rescue Richard in the end.

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet - Boismortier: Sonates pour basses (2004)

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Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet - Boismortier: Sonates pour basses (2004)

Le Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet - Boismortier: Sonates pour basses (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:19 | 349 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD 921609

Ensembles specializing in the French Baroque have been busy resurrecting music that's both of interest to specialists and a lot of fun for anybody discovering that much of this repertory makes good party music – just as it did when it was composed. Boismortier was a composer from Lorraine who went to Paris and made good by pleasing well-situated patrons with attractive, somewhat kaleidoscopic music that was well suited to the needs of the instrumentalists they employed. Included on the rather confusingly titled Boismortier: Sonates pour basses are pieces for low-register instruments – viola da gamba, cello, and bassoon, as well as several pieces of perhaps didactic nature, with unspecified and thus adaptable instrumentation.

Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Handel: Coronation Anthems (2022)

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Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Handel: Coronation Anthems (2022)

Le Concert Spirituel & Hervé Niquet - Handel: Coronation Anthems (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 335 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:12:55
Classical, Choral | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

‘Well, what a surprise – a divine surprise! I have delighted in immersing myself in the world of Handel for more than forty years now. But I must admit that I experienced yet another lesson in strength and joy when I toured and recorded the Dettingen Te Deum and the Coronation Anthems ’, says Hervé Niquet. As a lover of large orchestral formations, he has assembled a number of instrumentalists and singers close to the (gigantic) forces used at the premiere, with a large band of oboes, bassoons and trumpets, and assigned the solo arias to the entire ‘chapel’. Niquet speaks of ‘the glittering power of this ceremonial music concocted by a Handel conscious of placing the best of his genius at the service of the crown and of history’, and he in turn invests all his enthusiasm and expressiveness in these works combining ‘grace and strength’. Fans of Champions League football will recognise in Zadok the Priest the theme of that competition’s anthem!

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 3: Te Deum; Motet "Diligam te, Domine" (1990)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 3: Te Deum; Motet "Diligam te, Domine" (1990)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 3: Te Deum; Motet "Diligam Te, Domine" (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 56:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Adda | # 581221 | Recorded: 1990

After receiving his musical training as a choirboy at the Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur at Aix-en-Provence, he succeeded his teacher Guillaume Poitevin as music master there. After moving on several times, he became music master at the Cathedral of St Etienne at Toulouse in 1697, as the successor of Andre Campra. His musical style was influenced by Campra, as were most musicians of his day. He composed motets and a famous requiem, which was performed for the first time at his own funeral (because the original commissioner thought it too expensive to perform), but was later sung at the funeral services for the King of Poland in 1736, Jean-Philippe Rameau in 1764, and Louis XV in 1774. His motets were played frequently from 1728-1771 at the Concert Spirituel.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 2: Requiem; Motet "Beatus quem elegisti" (1989)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 2: Requiem; Motet "Beatus quem elegisti" (1989)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 2: Requiem; Motet "Beatus quem elegisti" (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 64:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Adda | # 581175 | Recorded: 1989

After receiving his musical training as a choirboy at the Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur at Aix-en-Provence, he succeeded his teacher Guillaume Poitevin as music master there. After moving on several times, he became music master at the Cathedral of St Etienne at Toulouse in 1697, as the successor of Andre Campra. His musical style was influenced by Campra, as were most musicians of his day. He composed motets and a famous requiem, which was performed for the first time at his own funeral (because the original commissioner thought it too expensive to perform), but was later sung at the funeral services for the King of Poland in 1736, Jean-Philippe Rameau in 1764, and Louis XV in 1774. His motets were played frequently from 1728-1771 at the Concert Spirituel.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 1: Motet à St Jean Baptiste; Trois Lamentations (1989)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 1: Motet à St Jean Baptiste; Trois Lamentations (1989)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel - Jean Gilles, Volume 1: Motet à St Jean Baptiste; Trois Lamentations (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 253 Mb | Total time: 58:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Adda | # 581119 | Recorded: 1988

After receiving his musical training as a choirboy at the Cathedral of Saint-Sauveur at Aix-en-Provence, he succeeded his teacher Guillaume Poitevin as music master there. After moving on several times, he became music master at the Cathedral of St Etienne at Toulouse in 1697, as the successor of Andre Campra. His musical style was influenced by Campra, as were most musicians of his day. He composed motets and a famous requiem, which was performed for the first time at his own funeral (because the original commissioner thought it too expensive to perform), but was later sung at the funeral services for the King of Poland in 1736, Jean-Philippe Rameau in 1764, and Louis XV in 1774. His motets were played frequently from 1728-1771 at the Concert Spirituel.

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel ‎- George Frideric Handel: Water Music & Fireworks (2003)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel ‎- George Frideric Handel: Water Music & Fireworks (2003)

Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel ‎- George Frideric Handel: Water Music & Fireworks (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 64:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCDSA 921616 | Recorded: 2002

After half a century of musicological, organological and scientific investigation, the different guidelines we use for interpreting the Baroque repertoire have become very precise. If so, why are we still suspicious of the results of these investigations? It has been the intention of the hundred (!!!) musicians gathered here for the performance of the Water Music and Fireworks suites, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Le Concert Spirituel, to put into practice, without any concessions, what they know of these early techniques, each one according to his or her field of specialization. […] The sound is unusual in its colours and its energy; some ears, unaccostumed to meantone temperament, can expect to be surprised.