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Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

Versailles and Paris Month: Musicians of Versailles

Saturday 9 February 2008 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Catherine Bott looks at some of the many composers who were employed by the French royal family from the time of Louis XIII up to the Revolution at the end of the 18th century. Musicians such as Marin Marais, the Couperin brothers, Andre Campra, Claude Balbastre, Francois Philidor, Louis-Claude Daquin and Andre Destouches all lived and/or worked at the palace of Versailles at some point during their career and wrote some of their best-known pieces for royal occasions.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Antoine Boesset - Ne deliberons plus
Monique Zanetti (mezzo-soprano) / Claire Antonini (lute) FRANCE
MUSIQUE MBF 1107 Disc 1 Track 2

Chambonnieres - Suite in G minor
Hanneke van Proosdij (harpsichord)
PAN 4101
Tracks 22-25

Destouches - Le tendre amour (Callirhoe)
Le Concert Spirituel
Directed by Alice Pierot
MBF 1107
Disc 4 Track 6

Louis Couperin - Passacaille en ut
Skip Sempe (harpsichord)
ALPHA 016
Tracks 13

Francois Couperin - Premier Concert Royal
Les Folies francoises
Directed by Patrick Cohen-Akenine
MBF 1107
Disc 5 Tracks 1-6

Campra - Sommeil
Capriccio Stravagante Orchestra
Directed by Skip Sempe
ALPHA 016
Track 11

Daquin - Noel sur les jeux d'anches
Olivier Latry (organ)
MBF 1107
Disc 13 Track 19

Philidor - Ernelinde princesse de Norvege
Pierre-Yves Pruvot (baritone)
Les Agremens
Directed by Guy van Waas
MBF 1107
Disc 16 Track 9

Balbastre - Prelude in C major
Andreas Staier (pianoforte)
MBF 1107
Disc 18 Track 1




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