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Les Violons du Roy 30 ans

Les Violons du Roy
Karina Gauvin, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Bernard Labadie; Jean-Marie Zeitouni; Mathieu Lussier, conductors

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• To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Les Violons du Roy, ATMA Classique presents a sampler disc comprising some of the most beautiful recordings made during the long and fruitful collaboration between the orchestra and the ATMA record label featuring music by Gluck, Bach, Pachelbel, Rameau, Mozart, Bartók, Piazzolla, and Britten.

• The selection includes a hitherto unreleased recording, made in 2008 under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, of Arvo Pärt's Fratres.   The orchestra's other conductors on this compilation are Bernard Labadie and Mathieu Lussier.   Canadian singers Karina Gauvin and Daniel Taylor, and Italian pianist Benedetto Lupo are also featured on this anniversary CD.

• Les Violons du Roy, which has a core membership of fifteen players, was brought together in 1984 by founding conductor Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era.   Although the ensemble plays on modern instruments, its approach to the works of the Baroque and Classical periods has been strongly influenced by current research into performance practice in the 17th and 18th centuries; in this repertoire Les Violons du Roy uses copies of period bows.   The orchestra also regularly delves into the repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries and has recorded works by Piazzolla, Bartók, and Britten.

      Chistoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1785)
  1. Ballet des Ombres heureuses

      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  2. Tilge, Hochster, meine Sünden

      Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  3. Canon in D major

      George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  4. Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba [Solomon HWV 67]

      Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
  5. Le lion amoureux [La Cigale et les violons]

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  6. Overture [Lucio Silla, K. 135]
      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  7. Chi’omi scordi di te ?
      … Non temer amato bene [Concert Aria, K. 505 ]

      Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
      Divertimento SZ 113
  8. 1er mouv : Allegro non troppo

      Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
  9. Fratres (Première parution / Previously unreleased)

      Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
10. Now sleeps the crimson petal

      Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
11. Milonga del Angel (arr. J. Bragato)

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