Les Arts Florissants  -  William Christie    (5-Harmonia Mundi 2908140.44)
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Les Arts Florissants  -  William Christie    (5-Harmonia Mundi 2908140.44)
V0102. LES ARTS FLORISSANTS, w.William Christie Cond.: Marc-Antoine Charpentier Program. (Germany) 5-Harmonia Mundi 2908140.44, recorded 1981-88. Elaborate Boxed Edition, w.86pp booklet w.texts. Ever-so-slightly used copy appears as new. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 794881752027


“An ensemble of singers and instrumentalists specialized in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments, Les Arts Florissants are renowned the world over. Founded in 1979 by the Franco-American harpsichordist and conductor William Christie, the Ensemble, named for a short opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, has played a pioneering role in the revival of a Baroque repertoire that had long been neglected (including the rediscovery of countless treasures in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Today that repertoire is widely performed and admired: not only French music from the reign of Louis XIV, but also more generally European music of the 17th and 18th centuries.”

- Les Arts Florissants