Composer of the Week: Charpentier

Italy v France

Episode 1 Italy v France

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Summary

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the French composer, beginning with his formative years and his pieces Le Reniement de Saint Pierre and Les Plaisirs de Versailles. Charpentier. Te Deum, H 146 (excerpt). Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (director). Intermèdes: Le Mariage forcé. Le Reniement de Saint Pierre, H 424. Natalie Clifton-Griffith (soprano: Ostiaria), Grace Davidson ( soprano: Ancilla), Andrew Tortise (tenor: Petrus), Benjamin Hulett (tenor: Jesus), James Mustard, Eamonn Dougan (bass: Historicus), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor: Cognatus Malchi), David Miller, Lynda Sayce (theorbo), Richard Campbell (bass viol), Silas Standage (organ), Members of Ex Cathedra Choir and Baroque Ensemble, Jeffrey Skidmore (director). Les Plaisirs de Versailles, H 480. Sophie Daneman (soprano: La Musique), Katalin Kàrolyi (mezzo soprano: La Conversation), Steve Dugardin (countertenor: Le Jeu), Jean-François Gardeil (baritone: Comus), François Piolino (tenor: Un Plaisir), Patricia Petibon (soprano), Monique Zanetti (soprano) Fernand Benadi (baritone), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (director).

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Johannah Smith
Music