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Véronique Gens|Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion

Lully, Charpentier & Desmarets: Passion

Véronique Gens, Ensemble Les Surprises and Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas

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This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l’Amour and other works by Louis XIV’s famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse.

Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful Ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. © Alpha Classics

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1
Amadis, LWV 63: Air "Toi qui dans ce tombeau"
Véronique Gens
00:02:50

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

2
Amadis, LWV 63: Prélude
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:00:55

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

3
Achille et Polyxène: Air "Calme tes déplaisirs"
Véronique Gens
00:01:58

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer - Jean Galbert de Campistron, Lyricist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

4
Thétis et Pélée: Tempête
Véronique Gens
00:01:46

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Lyricist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist - Pascal Collasse, Composer

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

5
Circée: Air "Désirs, transports"
Véronique Gens
00:03:15

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Henry Desmarets, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist - Louise-Geneviève Gillot de Saintonge, Lyricist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

6
Proserpine, LWV 58: Deuxième air
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:00:47

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

7
Ballet du temple de la paix, LWV 69: Entrée des Bretons, passepied
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:01:10

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

8
Proserpine, LWV 58: Air et chœur "O malheureuse mère"
Véronique Gens
00:05:05

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Chantres du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles, Ensemble, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

9
Proserpine, LWV 58: Air et chœur "Que tout se ressente de la fureur que je sens"
Véronique Gens
00:03:05

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Chantres du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles, Ensemble, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

10
Atys, LWV 53: Air "Espoir si cher et si doux"
Véronique Gens
00:03:00

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

11
Ballet de la naissance de Vénus, LWV 27: Sarabande dieu des Enfers
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:02:23

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

12
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43: Canaries
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:01:03

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

13
Armide, LWV 71: Air "Enfin, il reste en ma puissance"
Véronique Gens
00:04:05

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

14
Persée, LWV 60: Ouverture
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:02:11

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

15
Le triomphe de l'amour, LWV 59: Air de la nuit "Voici le favorable temps"
Véronique Gens
00:05:45

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

16
La Diane de Fontainebleau: Chœur du sommeil
Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
00:03:10

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Henry Desmarets, Composer - Les Chantres du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles, Ensemble, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Antoine Morel, Lyricist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

17
Alceste, LWV 50: Pompe funèbre
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:00:36

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

18
Alceste, LWV 50: Air et chœur "La mort, la mort barbare"
Véronique Gens
00:06:03

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Philippe Quinault, Lyricist - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Les Chantres du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles, Ensemble, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

19
Médée, H.491: Air "Quel prix de mon amour"
Véronique Gens
00:03:33

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Thomas Corneille, Lyricist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

20
Médée, H.491: Air et chœur "Noires filles du Styx"
Véronique Gens
00:03:12

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Composer - Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Veronique Gens, Soloist, MainArtist - Les Chantres du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles, Ensemble, MainArtist - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Thomas Corneille, Lyricist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

21
Le triomphe de l'amour, LWV 59: Air pour l'entrée de Borée et des quatre vents
Ensemble Les Surprises
00:01:08

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Jean-Baptiste LULLY, Composer - Ensemble les Surprises, Ensemble, MainArtist - Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas, Conductor, MainArtist

Classics / Outhere Music France 2021 Classics / Outhere Music France & Ensemble Les Surprises 2021 ©

Album Description

This programme marks the eagerly awaited return of Véronique Gens to Baroque music and Lully, in which she made a name for herself at the start of her career. It presents airs from Atys, Persée, Alceste, Proserpine, Le Triomphe de l’Amour and other works by Louis XIV’s famous composer, but also several by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (Médée), Henry Desmarets and Pascal Collasse.

Whether well known, rare or in some cases even unpublished, all of them present roles for powerful women whose love is unrequited: dark passions, bitter laments, jealousy, vengeance, the type of dramatic characters that Véronique Gens embodies with all the charisma that has made her reputation. This recording is also the result of an encounter with the youthful Ensemble Les Surprises, founded and directed by Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas. Together they conceived this programme, which mingles airs, dances and choruses, in collaboration with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. © Alpha Classics

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