Julie Roset Dessus
Emmanuelle de Negri Dessus
Lisandro Abadie Haute-contre
Bastien Rimondi Taille
Lisandro Abadie Bass
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie Conductor
The period of the Nativity is central in the religious music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, it can even be said that no other French composer of the Grand Siècle offered as many compositions as he did to celebrate Christmas. Advent antiphons, instrumental Noels, but also Latin sacred stories (such as the oratorio In Nativitatem Domini canticum): the composer used the most varied genres to portray this central episode of the Christian liturgy. These pieces are also unique as they represent one of the rare instances of interaction between learned and popular music in late 17th-century France.
A great connoisseur of Charpentier, whose rediscovery he contributed to in the 1980s, William Christie has conducted these works, emblematic of Les Arts Florissants, many times. The conductor renews and revisits this experience in this new concert production, to bring out all the variety and emotion of these liturgical pieces.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 – 1704)
Antiennes "Ô" de l'Avent, H.36-43
Noëls pour les instruments H.531 et 534
Sur la Naissance de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, Pastorale H. 482
In Nativitatem Domini Canticum H.416
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