Les Ombres, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre... François Couperin : Leçons de ténèbres & motets

François Couperin : Leçons de ténèbres & motets

Les Ombres, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre...

Verschenen op 30 maart 2018 bij Mirare

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Today, only three remain out of the nine Leçons de ténèbres that François Couperin has seemingly written. Composed for the “Religious Ladies” who belonged to the Order of the Poor Clares in the Abbey of Longchamp, near Paris, which was completely destroyed during the French Revolution, these Leçons represent the height of Baroque pietism from the end of Louis XIV’s reign, still completely permeated by the Jansenism from the previous century. As the abbey was open to the public, it became usual to give these Leçons de ténèbres not at night, but on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. This was a society event that the Parisians came to attend. Very popular in the second half of the 17th century, these lessons of darkness became a genre very sought-after by many composers, among whom Marc-Antoine Charpentier who composed at least thirty of them, but of those very few survived to the present day. If François Couperin covers this slightly archaic genre at the beginning of the 18th century, he managed to breathe into it a new form by blending the proper austerity and a very Italian expression of pain which give his pieces a troubling sensuality. The Troisième Leçon (Third Lesson), for two voices, is particularly ornamented with coloraturas filled with affectation. Thanks to the genius of François Couperin, this exacerbated expression of pain isn’t very far from the opera, whose representations were forbidden during Lent. You could therefore follow the delicious spectacle of the most feverish and subtle human passions under the pretext of religion. The ensemble Les Ombres, co-headed by Margaux Blanchard and Sylvie Sartre, offers us this new album the Leçons de ténèbres and extracts from Couperin’s masses and motets, in a chiaroscuro mood which skillfully blends the French rigor spirit and the sweet Italian theatrics. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Album : 1 album - 30 tracks Totale duur : 01:02:24

  1. 1 Leçons de ténèbres, Première leçon à une voix: I. Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae prophetæ - Aleph

    Les Ombres - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor - François Couperin, Composer Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  2. 2 Leçons de ténèbres, Première leçon à une voix: II. Beth

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  3. 3 Leçons de ténèbres, Première leçon à une voix: III. Ghimel

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  4. 4 Leçons de ténèbres, Première leçon à une voix: IV. Daleth

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  5. 5 Leçons de ténèbres, Première leçon à une voix: V. He

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  6. 6 Leçons de ténèbres, Première leçon à une voix: VI. Jerusalem

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  7. 7 Leçons de ténèbres, Seconde leçon à une voix: I. Vau

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  8. 8 Leçons de ténèbres, Seconde leçon à une voix: II. Zain

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  9. 9 Leçons de ténèbres, Seconde leçon à une voix: III. Heth

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  10. 10 Leçons de ténèbres, Seconde leçon à une voix: IV. Teth

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  11. 11 Leçons de ténèbres, Seconde leçon à une voix: V. Jerusalem

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  12. 12 Leçons de ténèbres, Troisième Leçon à deux voix: I. Jod

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  13. 13 Leçons de ténèbres, Troisième Leçon à deux voix: II. Caph

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  14. 14 Leçons de ténèbres, Troisième Leçon à deux voix: III. Lamed

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  15. 15 Leçons de ténèbres, Troisième Leçon à deux voix: IV. Mem

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  16. 16 Leçons de ténèbres, Troisième Leçon à deux voix: V. Nun

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  17. 17 Leçons de ténèbres, Troisième Leçon à deux voix: VI. Jerusalem

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  18. 18 Quatre versets du psaume Mirabilia testimonia tua composé et chanté par ordre du Roy : I. Tabescere me fecit (1703)

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  19. 19 Quatre versets du psaume Mirabilia testimonia tua composé et chanté par ordre du Roy : II. Ignitum eloquium (1703)

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  20. 20 Quatre versets du psaume Mirabilia testimonia tua composé et chanté par ordre du Roy : III. Adolescentulus sum ego (1703)

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  21. 21 Quatre versets du psaume Mirabilia testimonia tua composé et chanté par ordre du Roy : IV. Justitia tua (1703)

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Anne Magouët, Soloist, MainArtist - Chantal Santon Jeffery, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  22. 22 Messe propre pour les Convents de Religieux et Religieuses: V. Agnus Dei

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - François Couperin, Composer - Marc Meisel, Soloist, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  23. 23 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: I. Salvum me fac Deus

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  24. 24 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: II. Infixus sum in limo profundi

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  25. 25 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: III. Laboravi clamans

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  26. 26 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: IV. Confortati sunt

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  27. 27 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: V. Deus tu scis insipientiam meam

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  28. 28 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: VI. Non confundantur super me

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  29. 29 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: VII. Exaudi me Domine

    François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

  30. 30 Motets à voix seule, deux et trois parties, et symphonies: VIII. Et ne avertas faciem tuam

    Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - François Couperin, Composer - Les Ombres, Ensemble, MainArtist - Benoît Arnould, Soloist, MainArtist - Sylvain Sartre, Conductor, MainArtist - Margaux Blanchard, Conductor, MainArtist Auteursrecht : Mirare Mirare

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  • Today, only three remain out of the nine Leçons de ténèbres that François Couperin has seemingly written. Composed for the “Religious Ladies” who belonged to the Order of the Poor Clares in the Abbey of Longchamp, near Paris, which was completely destroyed during the French Revolution, these Leçons represent the height of Baroque pietism from the end of Louis XIV’s reign, still completely permeated by the Jansenism from the previous century. As the abbey was open to the public, it became usual to give these Leçons de ténèbres not at night, but on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. This was a society event that the Parisians came to attend. Very popular in the second half of the 17th century, these lessons of darkness became a genre very sought-after by many composers, among whom Marc-Antoine Charpentier who composed at least thirty of them, but of those very few survived to the present day. If François Couperin covers this slightly archaic genre at the beginning of the 18th century, he managed to breathe into it a new form by blending the proper austerity and a very Italian expression of pain which give his pieces a troubling sensuality. The Troisième Leçon (Third Lesson), for two voices, is particularly ornamented with coloraturas filled with affectation. Thanks to the genius of François Couperin, this exacerbated expression of pain isn’t very far from the opera, whose representations were forbidden during Lent. You could therefore follow the delicious spectacle of the most feverish and subtle human passions under the pretext of religion. The ensemble Les Ombres, co-headed by Margaux Blanchard and Sylvie Sartre, offers us this new album the Leçons de ténèbres and extracts from Couperin’s masses and motets, in a chiaroscuro mood which skillfully blends the French rigor spirit and the sweet Italian theatrics. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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