Xavier de Maistre, Les Arts Florissants and William Christie – La Harpe Reine: Concertos for Harp at the Court of Marie-Antoinette (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Xavier de Maistre, Les Arts Florissants and William Christie – La Harpe Reine: Concertos for Harp at the Court of Marie-Antoinette (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:10:09 minutes | 731 MB | Genre: Classical
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Mention Marie Antoinette, and inevitably the guillotine springs to mind – one is less likely to think of the harp, which, according to courtiers’ accounts from the end of the Ancien Régime, she played admirably.

Thanks to Louis XVI’s queen and to her Austrian origins, a whole new and deliciously refined repertoire saw the light of day in Versailles, a repertoire that subsequently became known throughout Europe. To celebrate their first musical partnership, William Christie and Xavier de Maîstre have undertaken to revive these splendid works in a program full of charm and surprises. Audiences will discover Les Arts Florissants playing an unexpected collection of concertante pieces by Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz, Johann David Hermann and Joseph Haydn on authentic late 18th-century instruments.

Tracklist

Jean Baptiste Krumpholtz (1747-1790)
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 7
1 I. Allegro moderato 11:19
2 II. O ma tendre musette. Andante con variazioni 04:36
3 III. Rondo – Allegro 07:19

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 85 in B-Flat Major, Hob. 1:85 La Reine
4 I. Adagio – Vivace 10:10
5 II. Romance. Allegretto 05:56
6 III. Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio 04:55
7 IV. Finale. Presto 03:31

Johann David Hermann (1760?-1846)
Concerto for Harp and Orchestra No. 1 in F Major, Op. 9
8 I. Allegro 12:54
9 II. Rondo 05:19

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Orphée et Eurydice (Arr. Xavier de Maistre)
10 Danse des esprits bienheureux 04:05

Personnel
Xavier de Maistre, harp
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, direction

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