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During his term as conductor at the Paris Opéra, Marais would enjoy the biggest success of his career with the production of "Alcione" in 1706. Meanwhile the tragic death of his two daughters brings Delalande closer to the King. Presented by Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Marin Marais

    Fantaisie (book 3)

    Performer: Luca Guglielmi (Harpsichord), Friederike Heumann (Bass Viola da gamba), Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Theorbo), Sophie Watillon (Bass Viola da gamba), Evangelina Mascardi (Guitar)

    • Alpha: 036.
    • 3.
  • Marin Marais

    1st Suite Alcione (1706)

    Performers: Le Concert des Nations Jordi Savall (director)

    • Astree Naive: ES9945.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Dies irae

    Performers: Linda Perillo (soprano) Patrizia Kwella (soprano) Howard Crook (alto) Hervé Lamy (tenor) Peter Harvey (baritone) La Chapelle Royale Philippe Herreweghe (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi: HMC901352.
  • Marin Marais

    Semele (extracts)

    Performers: Jaël Azzarretti (soprano) - The Priestess Marc Labonnette (baritone) - The Great Priest Le Concert Spirituel Hervé Niquet (director)

    • Glossa: GCD 921614.

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