The program of La Chapelle Harmonique dedicated to The Fables of La Fontaine, was recorded by B Records during its 2021 concert on the stage of L'Estran at Guidel, France. Now available, it gathers mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis, the comedian Thierry Péteau, Valentin Tournet, Geneviève Pungier, Benjamin Narvey and Bérangère Sardin.
A stranger reveals the opulence of the Royal Chapel of Louis XV: Charles-Hubert Gervais was Chapel Master from 1723 onwards, thus offering a perfect representation of the splendour of sacred music at the Court of Versailles. Heir to the great frescoes of Lully and Lalande, Gervais was above all an opera composer, and his dramatic style lends his Grands Motets a decidedly Italian resonance.
Alongside the Associate-Artist Les Ombres, Théotime Langlois de Swarte - resident artist of the foundation with The Consort - continues his exploration of the violin repertory of the early eighteenth century. In this programme, he highlights the links between three leading composers for the instrument: Vivaldi, father of the violin concerto, Locatelli and Leclair.
La Chapelle Harmonique, conducted by Valentin Tournet, is joined by the soloists Sandrine Piau, Anne-Catherine Gillet, Mathias Vidal, Florian Sempey, Nahuel di Pierro and Philippe Talbot in this recording of Rameau's comédie-lyrique "Les Paladins".
After consulting several manuscripts and editions held at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Julien Chauvin has chosen to record Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with soprano Jodie Devos and mezzo Adèle Charvet, as well as a two-part children’s choir (La Maîtrise de Radio France). Haydn's La Passione de Haydn complements the programme.
In this CD, Le Poème Harmonique presents Molière and Lully's Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme in the version offered to the King of France in 1670. Recorded in March 2021 at the Opera Royal du Château de Versailles, this disc gathers the soloists: Virgile Ancely, Cyril Auvity, Paul-Antoine Benos Djian, Geoffroy Buffière, Thibault De Damas, Serge Goubioud, Claire Lefilliâtre, Marc Mauillon, Nicholas Scott, David Tricou, Zachary Wilder and Eva Zaïcik.