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Donald Macleod focuses on Delalande's seeking to impress Louis XIV in a competition and the progression of Marais's careers under the aegis of Lully.

In 1683 the court of Louis XIV moved to Versailles and the King held a competition to appoint four chapel music masters and composers. Ambitious and talented, Delalande was one of the young candidates hoping to impress the King. Meanwhile, under the aegis of Lully, Marais's career was progressing. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Te Deum Laudamus

    Performers: Les Arts Florissants Performers: William Christie (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi: 901351.
    • 2.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    7th Airs du Ballet de Flore ou de Trianon - Caprice de Villers-Cotterets

    Performer: Ensemble la Simphonie du Marais Performer: Hugo Reyne

    • Harmonia Mundi: HMC901303.
    • 13.
  • Marin Marais

    Tombeau de M. Meliton (1st book, pieces de violes (1686)

    Performers: Smithsonian Chamber Players

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: RD77146.
    • 18.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Te Deum (excerpt)

    Performers: Véronique Gens (soprano) Sandrine Piau (soprano) Arlette Steyer (soprano) François Piolino (tenor) Jean-Paul Fouchécourt ((tenor) Jérôme Corréas (bass) Les Arts Florissants William Christie (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi: 901351.
    • 6.
  • Marin Marais

    Couplets de Folies

    Performer: Jordi Savall (bass viol); Rolf Lislevand (theorbo); Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

    • Alia Vox: AV9805.
    • 8.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Te Deum Laudamus

    Performers: Les Arts Florissants Performers: William Christie (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi: 901351.
    • 2.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    7th Airs du Ballet de Flore ou de Trianon - Caprice de Villers-Cotterets

    Performer: Ensemble la Simphonie du Marais Performer: Hugo Reyne

    • Harmonia Mundi: HMC901303.
    • 13.
  • Marin Marais

    Tombeau de M. Meliton (1st book, pieces de violes (1686)

    Performers: Smithsonian Chamber Players

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: RD77146.
    • 18.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Te Deum (excerpt)

    Performers: Véronique Gens (soprano) Sandrine Piau (soprano) Arlette Steyer (soprano) François Piolino (tenor) Jean-Paul Fouchécourt ((tenor) Jérôme Corréas (bass) Les Arts Florissants William Christie (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi: 901351.
    • 6.
  • Marin Marais

    Couplets de Folies

    Performer: Jordi Savall (bass viol); Rolf Lislevand (theorbo); Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

    • Alia Vox: AV9805.
    • 8.

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