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Les Talens Lyriques|Lully: Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus

Lully: Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset, Chœur de Chambre de Namur

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Lully's Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus was written in 1665 when Lully and his patron, King Louis XIV of France, were at the height of their powers. With more than ten years as court composer under his belt, Lully had revolutionized the sound of the ballet de cour, replacing stately and perhaps stodgy dances with a variety of lively rhythms borrowed from social dancing. Then came the commission, from the king himself, for the Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus, to be danced by his sister-in-law, Henrietta of England. This was a splendid work that combined dance, music (including choruses and songs), poetry, and the considerable best of the court's stagecrafters, all in service of a two-section work, the first depicting the creation of the goddess Venus, and the second praising her power across the universe. It is doubtless a bit difficult to imagine the impact this work must have had from the music alone; what one hears is a long sequence of short dances and a lot of the reigning tonality of F minor. However, Les Talens Lyriques and their director, Christophe Rousset, give it their all, with zippy, punchy strings, plenty of energy, and clear vocal and choral components. Museums looking for music to accompany exhibitions of French 17th century art might tuck a copy of this album away, and anyone interested in the court ballet, still largely unexplored by performers, should be sure to acquire it.
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Les Talens Lyriques

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Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus, LWV 27, Première partie (Jean-Baptiste Lully)

1
Ouverture
Les Talens Lyriques
00:02:31

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

2
Récit "Taisez-vous flots impétueux" (Neptune) - Récit "Voyez comme elle brille" (Thétis) - Quelle gloire pour la mer (Chœur de tritons)
Guillaume Andrieux
00:05:05

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Cyril Auvity, MainArtist - Les Talens Lyriques, MainArtist - Benedicte Tauran, MainArtist - Chœur de Chambre de Namur, MainArtist - Guillaume Andrieux, MainArtist - Samuel Namotte, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

3
Première entrée. Vénus et les Néréides
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:03

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

4
Étoile du point du jour
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:33

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

5
Les Heures
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:10

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

6
Menuet pour les mêmes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:46

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

7
Deuxième entrée. Dieux et Déesses maritimes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:53

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

8
Petite Bourrée pour les dieux marins
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:24

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

9
Troisième entrée. Éole et les quatre Vents
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:48

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

10
Deuxième air pour Éole Dieu des Vents
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:50

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

11
Quatrième entrée. Castor et Pollux
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:13

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

12
Bourrée pour les mêmes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:34

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

13
Deux Capitaines de vaisseaux, deux Marchands et deux Mariniers
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:38

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

14
Deuxième air pour les mêmes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:44

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

15
Cinquième entrée. Le Printemps, les Ris et les Jeux
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:01

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

16
Sixième entrée. Flore, Palès, trois Bergers et trois Bergères
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:30

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

17
Flore et Palès
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:54

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

18
Deuxième air pour les Bergers et Bergères
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:57

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

19
Menuet des Bergers
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:40

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus, LWV 27, Deuxième partie (Jean-Baptiste Lully)

20
Ritournelle (1)
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:44

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

21
Dialogue "Admirons notre jeune et charmante déesse" (trois Grâces)
Deborah Cachet
00:03:20

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benedicte Tauran, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Deborah Cachet, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Ambroisine Bré, MainArtist, MezzoSopranoVocals

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

22
Première entrée. Europe et six Nymphes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:45

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

23
Menuet pour les mêmes (1)
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:33

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

24
Deuxième entrée. Apollon
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:54

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

25
Entrée de Cupidon
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:26

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

26
Troisième air pour Apollon, Daphné et Cupidon
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:55

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

27
Troisième entrée. Bacchus et Ariane
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:05

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

28
Deuxième air. Les Faunes, Indiens et Indiennes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:48

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

29
Sarabande pour les mêmes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:24

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

30
Ritournelle (2)
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:05

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

31
Plainte et double "Rochers, vous êtes sourds" (Ariane)
Deborah Cachet
00:03:51

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist - Deborah Cachet, MainArtist, SopranoSolo

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

32
Quatrième entrée. Quatre Sacrificateurs et quatre Philosophes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:47

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

33
Les Philosophes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:25

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

34
Deuxième air pour les mêmes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:02

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

35
Cinquième entrée. Six Poètes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:49

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

36
Sixième et dernière entrée. Les Héros de l'Antiquité et Alexandre le Roi
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:17

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

37
Bourrée pour les Héros et Héroïnes
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:43

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

38
Menuet pour les mêmes (2)
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:43

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

39
Récit "Dieu des Enfers" (Orphé) - Concert
Cyril Auvity
00:04:12

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Cyril Auvity, MainArtist, TenorSolo - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

40
Bourrée pour Orphée, Pluton, Proserpine et Eurydice
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:33

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

41
Bourrée pour Orphée et Eurydice
Les Talens Lyriques
00:00:28

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

42
Huit ombres enlèvent Eurydice
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:57

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

43
Ballet royal des Amours déguisés, LWV 21: Air "Ah! Rinaldo, e dove sei?" (Armide)
Ambroisine Bré
00:06:13

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist - Ambroisine Bré, MainArtist, MezzoSopranoVocals

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

44
Psyché, LWV 45: Plainte italienne
Deborah Cachet
00:07:54

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Cyril Auvity, MainArtist, TenorSolo - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist - Deborah Cachet, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Guillaume Andrieux, MainArtist, BaritoneVocals

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

45
Le Carnaval, LWV 52: Air "Son dottor per occasion" (Barbacola)
Philippe Estèphe
00:03:01

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Cyril Auvity, MainArtist, TenorSolo - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benedicte Tauran, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Deborah Cachet, MainArtist, SopranoSolo - Guillaume Andrieux, MainArtist, BaritoneVocals - Philippe Estèphe, MainArtist, BassVocals

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

46
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43: Chaconne d'Arlequin
Les Talens Lyriques
00:01:35

Christophe Rousset, Conductor, MainArtist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Talens Lyriques, Orchestra, MainArtist

2021 Little Tribeca 2021 Les Talens Lyriques · Little Tribeca

Album Description

Lully's Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus was written in 1665 when Lully and his patron, King Louis XIV of France, were at the height of their powers. With more than ten years as court composer under his belt, Lully had revolutionized the sound of the ballet de cour, replacing stately and perhaps stodgy dances with a variety of lively rhythms borrowed from social dancing. Then came the commission, from the king himself, for the Ballet royal de la Naissance de Vénus, to be danced by his sister-in-law, Henrietta of England. This was a splendid work that combined dance, music (including choruses and songs), poetry, and the considerable best of the court's stagecrafters, all in service of a two-section work, the first depicting the creation of the goddess Venus, and the second praising her power across the universe. It is doubtless a bit difficult to imagine the impact this work must have had from the music alone; what one hears is a long sequence of short dances and a lot of the reigning tonality of F minor. However, Les Talens Lyriques and their director, Christophe Rousset, give it their all, with zippy, punchy strings, plenty of energy, and clear vocal and choral components. Museums looking for music to accompany exhibitions of French 17th century art might tuck a copy of this album away, and anyone interested in the court ballet, still largely unexplored by performers, should be sure to acquire it.
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