Coeur - Airs de Cour Français de la fin du XVie siècle

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Coeur - Airs de Cour Français de la fin du XVie siècle

Label:

Alpha

Catalogue No:

ALPHA213

Discs:

1

Release date:

16th Oct 2015

Barcode:

3760014192135

Length:

64 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Coeur - Airs de Cour Français de la fin du XVie siècle


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In this new release, Vincent Dumestre’s Le Poème Harmonique once again immerses us in the France of the second half of the 16th century, which witnessed the emergence of new centres of artistic activity. These ‘bourgeois’ societies were initiated by patron princes concerned with building their prestige through the arts and letters just as much as by arms. At the same time, refined circles held by cultivated women enabled them to rub shoulders with the leading poets of the time, as well as musicians sensitive to humanist research, all profiting from a context propitious to the invention of new artistic forms and practices.

The new, more lyrical poetry, inspired by both antiquity and contemporary Italian models, was matched, in particular, by the courtly air, a new musical genre perfectly adapted to the humanist ideals of sobriety and intelligibility of the text. Through this music, still insufficiently known, this programme invites us to discover a refined poetic and musical universe, witness to a French Renaissance at its apogee, with works by composers such as Pierre Cléreau, Guillaume Costeley, Adrian Le Roy, and Didier Le Blanc.

As usual, Vincent Dumestre, uncontested master of these repertoires, has surrounded himself with the finest singers and instrumentalists, a loyal troupe that exhumes unusual musical treasures, letting us share in them.

Girard de Beaulieu: Helas que me faut il faire

Helas que me faut il faire

Pierre Francisque Caroubel: Passepieds de Bretaigne

Passepieds de Bretaigne

Jean Boyer: Que ferai-je?

Que ferai-je?

Anonymous: Allons vieille imperfaite

Allons vieille imperfaite [French, 16th Century]

Pierre Guédron: Bien qu'un cruel martire

Bien qu'un cruel martire

Pierre Francisque Caroubel: Spagnolette

Spagnolette

Didier Le Blanc: Sus ! Mon lut d'un accord pitoyable

Sus! Mon lut d'un accord pitoyable

Didier Le Blanc: Les Mariniers adorent un beau jour

Les Mariniers adorent un beau jour

Didier Le Blanc: Quel secours faut-il que j'atende

Quel secours faut-il que j'atende

Pierre Guédron: Tant et tant il m'ennuye tant

Tant et tant il m'ennuye tant

Fabrice Marin Caiétain: Mais voyez mon cher esmoy

Mais voyez mon cher esmoy

Lorenzino del Liuto: Fantasia

Fantasia

Guillaume Costeley: J'ayme trop mieux souffrir

J'ayme trop mieux souffrir

Adrian Le Roy: O Combien est heureuse (arr. V. Dumestre for vocal ensemble)

O Combien est heureuse (arr. V. Dumestre for vocal ensemble)

Pierre Guédron: Belle qui m'avez blesse

Belle qui m'avez blesse

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