Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Ensemble Correspondances & Sébastien Daucé

Composer: Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643 - 1704): La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, H. 488, Premier Acte:
  • 1Ouverture02:02
  • 2Scène 1: Inventons mille jeux divers04:46
  • 3Scène 1: Compagnes fidèles03:01
  • 4Scène 1: Soutiens-moi, chère Œnone01:01
  • 5Scène 2: Ah ! Bergers, c'en est fait02:17
  • 6Scène 2: Entrée de Nymphes et de Bergers désespérés01:16
  • 7Scène 2: Lâche amant00:40
  • 8Scène 3: Ne tourne point, mon fils02:05
  • 9Scène 3: Que d'un frivole espoir03:46
  • La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers, H. 488, Second Acte, L'Enfer:
  • 10Scène 1: Affreux tourments01:14
  • 11Scène 2: Cessez, cessez fameux coupables02:04
  • 12Scène 2: Quelle touchante voix01:32
  • 13Scène 2: Je ne refuse point01:01
  • 14Scène 2: Il n'est rien aux Enfers01:20
  • 15Scène 2: Entrée des Fantômes01:06
  • 16Scène 3: Que cherche en mon palais00:55
  • 17Scène 3: Je ne viens point ici02:33
  • 18Scène 3: Pauvre amant01:13
  • 19Scène 3: Eurydice n'est plus02:24
  • 20Scène 3: Le destin est contraire01:31
  • 21Scène 3: Tu ne la perdras point02:19
  • 22Scène 3: Quel charme impérieux01:29
  • 23Scène 3: Souviens-toi du larcin02:52
  • 24Scène 3: Je cède, je me rends02:13
  • 25Scène 4: Vous partez donc04:52
  • 26Scène 4: Entrée des Fantômes03:06
  • Total Runtime54:38

Info for Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers

Until Charpentier, the myth of Orpheus had never provided the subject matter for an opera in French. He repaired the omission with this fascinating little gem on the margins of the large-scale tragédie lyrique. Charpentier offers us here a myth left in suspension, without a resolution, a carefree and happy ‘descent’ that consecrates Orpheus’ song and the enchanting power of music. A poetic experience amid the depths of night, which inspire Sébastien Daucé and his Ensemble Correspondences more than ever!

La descente d’Orphée aux enfers (1686) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier fits the ensemble Correspondances like a glove: in this seductive chamber opera, transparency and expression go hand in hand. Charpentier’s Motet pour les trépassés and Supplicatio pro defunctis ad beatam Virginem take the musicians from purgatory to paradise.

Ensemble Correspondances
Sébastien Daucé, direction

The ensemble Correspondances
presents mainly 17th century French sacred music; an era which saw produced a considerable number of masterpieces, some still unpublished, just waiting to be revived by young and passionate musicians.

Sébastien Daucé, the Artistic Director, and his musicians met while studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. A dedicated collaboration blossomed to unearth rare and neglected musical treasures, revealing, through their interpretation, a whole range of emotions within these works.

Since its formation in 2009, the ensemble has performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Italia, Japan and South-America. Its first recording for Zig-Zag Territoires, O Maria !, featuring motets by Marc-Antoine Charpentier was released in 2010 to great critical acclaim (Choc de Classica Diapason découverte, Coup de cœur de l'Académie Charles Cros, ***** Fonoforum and Supersonic in Pizzicato). This was followed by L'Archange et le Lys, a collection of motets by Antoine Boësset, the first recorded anthology of the composer.

The ensemble has recently appeared at the Saintes festival, OudeMuziek festival in Utrecht, Easter Festival in Fontevraud, Printemps des Arts de Nantes, Nuremberg, Paris, Rome and Fribourg. They have recorded extensively for the radio: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio-France and Radio Suisse Romande. Highlights of the forthcoming season include festival d’Ambronay, Abbaye de Royaumont, festival de Lanvellec, and a Asian tour in April 2013.

Sébastien Daucé
After a specialized program at the National Conservatory of Music of Lyon, Sébastien Daucé played under the direction of Kenneth Weiss (Didon and Aeneas, Madrigal of Monteverdi), of Gabriel Garrido (Ercole Amante of Cavailli, in the Academy of Baroque Opera at Ambronay, and recently for the recording of another Cavalli opera, Gli Amori d’Apollo e Datne,) of Raphaël Pichon (Pygmalion), of Toni Ramon (Radio France), of Françoise Lasserre (Akademia) and Geoffroy Jourdain (The Crys of Paris).

He was the assistant of Kenneth Weiss’s for the 2006 and 2007 academies at the Festival d’Art Lyrique in Aix en Provence (France).

In 2006, he founded the Ensemble Correspondances. The first concerts of this ensemble, made up of young musicians from the National Conservatory of music of Lyon and of Paris, took place in France and in Switzerland. During this time, they were recorded and aired on the radio. The Ensemble Correspondances toured Japon in December 2009 ; and have played in some prestigious festivals (Pontoise, Saintes, Utrecht). Their two firsts Cds have been recorded on the ZigZag Territories label : they both received notable press such as Choc de Classica and a Diapason découverte. Sébastien Daucé has worked, as well in the past few years, on Marc-Antoine Charpentier; in which he has published in the Abbesses Editions, three operas, in collaboration with William Christie. From 2012, he is a teacher at the Pole Supérieur Paris-Boulogne.

Booklet for Marc-Antoine Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers

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