6 hours of French Harpsichord Music | French Classical Music

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This album comes from the French Harpsichord Music box-set, containing the first 7 CD's out of 29.



Composer: Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, Jean-Henry d’Anglebert, Gaspard Le Roux
Artists: Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord), Michael Borgstede (harpsichord), Yago Mahúgo (harpsichord), Francesco Cera (harpsichord), Franz Silvestri (harpsichord)

Brilliant Classics is proud to have released a number of harpsichord music of the highest quality over the past few years. This collection brings these works together, as well as never before published recordings, allowing the listener to soak up the sounds of 17th- and 18th-century France in its most intimate, domestic setting.

The release starts with Jean Henri d’Anglebert, featuring four of his extensive suites. Each begins with a precisely notated prelude, followed by various dance movements of lively gigues and slow sarabandes. Anglebert’s complex ornamentation system was so admired that it would later be copied by J.S. Bach. Francesco Cera, described as ‘one of the most promising talents in Italy’, performs the works. Jacques Champion de Chambonnières comes next; known as the ‘founding father’ of the French harpsichord tradition, he worked in the courts of both Louis XIII and XIV as a dancer and musician. Franz Silvestri plays on a modern-day harpsichord after Vaudry, Chambonnières’ suites reflect the regal French court at its peak. Pieter-Jan Belder, whose recordings span keyboard music from across Europe during this period, chooses to put the spotlight on Le Roux, a shadowy figure about whom not much is known. He has left us with a beguiling set of harpsichord suites, unusually printed twice: once for one harpsichord and one as an alternative setting for two harpsichords.

Tracklist can be found in the comment section!

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This album comes from the French Harpsichord Music box-set, containing the first 7 CD's out of 29.
Tracklist can be found here!
D’ANGLEBERT:
00:00:00 Suite in G Major: I. Prélude
00:02:23 Suite in G Major: II. Allemande
00:05:51 Suite in G Major: III. Courante
00:07:41 Suite in G Major: IV. Double de la courante
00:08:46 Suite in G Major: V. Seconde courante
00:10:36 Suite in G Major: VI. Troisième courante
00:12:15 Suite in G Major: VII. Sarabande
00:15:20 Suite in G Major: VIII. Gigue
00:17:31 Suite in G Major: IX. Seconde gigue
00:18:53 Suite in G Major: X. Gaillarde
00:22:44 Suite in G Major: XI. Chaconne rondeau
00:27:13 Suite in G Major: XII. Gavotte
00:28:30 Suite in G Major: XIII. Menuet
00:29:50 Suite in G Minor: I. Prélude
00:31:56 Suite in G Minor: II. Allemande
00:35:48 Suite in G Minor: III. Courante
00:37:16 Suite in G Minor: IV. Seconde courante
00:39:08 Suite in G Minor: V. Sarabande
00:42:37 Suite in G Minor: VI. Gigue
00:45:08 Suite in G Minor: VII. Gaillarde
00:48:10 Suite in G Minor: VIII. Passacaille
00:55:51 Suite in D Minor: I. Prélude
01:00:10 Suite in D Minor: II. Allemande
01:04:16 Suite in D Minor: III. Courante
01:05:45 Suite in D Minor: IV. Double de la courante
01:07:18 Suite in D Minor: V. Seconde courante
01:09:23 Suite in D Minor: VI. Sarabande grave
01:12:55 Suite in D Minor: VII. Sarabande
01:15:44 Suite in D Minor: VIII. Gigue
01:18:00 Suite in D Minor: IX. Gaillarde
01:21:29 Suite in D Minor: X. Gavotte
01:22:54 Suite in D Minor: XI. Menuet
01:24:37 Suite in D Minor: XII. Variations sur les folies d’Espagne
01:34:17 Suite in D Major: I. Allemande
01:37:34 Suite in D Major: II. Courante
01:39:10 Suite in D Major: III. Seconde courante
01:40:56 Suite in D Major: IV. Sarabande
01:43:41 Suite in D Major: V. Gigue
01:45:14 Suite in D Major: VI. Chaconne rondeau
01:49:54 Suite in D Major: VII. Tombeau de M. de Chambonnières

01:55:14 Overture de Cadmus
01:58:23 Ritournelle des fées de Roland
01:59:38 Menuet “dans nos bois”
02:01:04 Chaconne de phaeton
02:05:07 Courante de lully
02:06:33 Double de la courante
02:08:02 Sarabande ”dieu des enfers”
02:10:14 Gigue de lully
02:12:00 Menuet “La jeune Iris”
02:13:23 Gavotte “où estes vous allé” – Air ancient
02:14:51 Gavotte “le beau berger Tirsis” – Air ancient
02:16:28 La bergère Annette – Vaudeville
02:17:44 Ouverture de la mascaraed
02:20:43 Les sourdines d’armide
02:23:56 Les songes agréables d’atys
02:26:47 Air d’Apollon du triomphe de l’amour
02:30:15 Menuet de poitou – Vaudeville
02:31:20 Passacaille d’armide
02:36:16 Ouverture de Proserpine
02:39:07 Chaconne de galatée
02:40:57 Pièces in C Major: I. Prélude
02:41:46 Pièces in C Major: II. Allemande
02:44:02 Pièces in C Major: III. Gaillarde
02:46:45 Pièces in C Major: IV. Double
02:49:43 Pièces in C Major: V. Chaconne


CHAMBONNIÈRES:
02:53:42 Suite in C Major: I. Allemande le moutier
02:55:11 Suite in C Major: II. Allemande
02:58:37 Suite in C Major: III. Courante
02:59:40 Suite in C Major: IV. Autre courante
03:01:01 Suite in C Major: V. Sarabande
03:02:26 Suite in C Major: VI. Gigue la verdinguette
03:04:22 Suite in D Major: I. Allemande la mignonne
03:09:22 Suite in D Major: II. Courante
03:10:37 Suite in D Major: III. Sarabande
03:12:25 Suite in D Major: IV. Gigue
03:13:54 Suite in D Minor: I. Allemande
03:16:27 Suite in D Minor: II. Courante
03:17:45 Suite in D Minor: III. Sarabande
03:19:54 Suite in D Minor: IV. Pavanne
03:24:22 Suite in F Major: I. Allemande
03:28:24 Suite in F Major: II. Courante
03:29:35 Suite in F Major: III. Sarabande
03:31:58 Suite in F Major: IV. Chaconne
03:35:31 Suite in F Major: V. Brusque

03:37:22 Suite in G Major: I. Allemande
03:42:34 Suite in G Major: II. Courante
03:44:30 Suite in G Major: III. Sarabande
03:46:58 Suite in G Major: IV. Menuet
03:48:12 Suite in G Major: V. Chaconne
03:49:37 Suite in G Minor: I. Allemande l’affligée
03:53:42 Suite in G Minor: II. Courante
03:55:26 Suite in G Minor: III. Sarabande
03:57:16 Suite in G Minor: IV. Pavanne l’entretien des dieux
04:01:11 Suite in G Minor: V. Gigue
04:03:10 Suite in B-Flat Major: I. Allemande
04:07:51 Suite in B-Flat Major: II. Courante
04:09:07 Suite in B-Flat Major: III. Sarabande
04:11:14 Suite in B-Flat Major: IV. Gaillarde
04:12:46 Suite in A Minor: I. Allemande la rare
04:15:12 Suite in A Minor: II. Courante
04:16:53 Suite in A Minor: III. Sarabande
04:19:05 Suite in A Minor: IV. Drollerie
04:20:24 Suite in A Minor: V. Gigue

LE ROUX
04:22:10 Suite in D Minor: I. Prélude
04:22:57 Suite in D Minor: II. Allemande la vauvert
04:27:22 Suite in D Minor: III. Courante
04:28:39 Suite in D Minor: IV. Sarabande grave
04:30:45 Suite in D Minor: V. Menuet
04:32:06 Suite in D Minor: VI. Passepied
04:32:46 Suite in D Minor: VII. Courante luthée
04:34:42 Suite in D Minor: VIII. Allemande grave la lorenzany
04:38:11 Suite in D Minor: IX. Courante
04:39:39 Suite in D Minor: X. Sarabande grave
04:42:30 Suite in D Minor: XI. Gavotte
04:43:43 Suite in A Minor: I. Prélude
04:44:34 Suite in A Minor: II. Allemande l’incomparable
04:46:48 Suite in A Minor: III. Courante
04:48:23 Suite in A Minor: IV. Sarabande
04:50:17 Suite in A Minor: V. Sarabande en rondeau
04:52:29 Suite in A Minor: VI. Gavotte en rondeau
04:53:32 Suite in A Minor: VII. Menuet – 2 Doubles du menuet
04:54:41 Suite in A Minor: VIII. Second menuet
04:55:14 Suite in A Minor: IX. Gigue
04:57:30 Suite in F Major: I. Prélude
04:58:55 Suite in F Major: II. Allemande grave
05:02:01 Suite in F Major: III. Courante
05:03:29 Suite in F Major: IV. Chaconne
05:07:32 Suite in F Major: V. Menuet – 2 Doubles du menuet
05:09:27 Suite in F Major: VI. Passepied
05:10:22 Allemande

05:12:16 Suite in F-Sharp Minor: I. Allemande gaye
05:13:27 Suite in F-Sharp Minor: II. Courante
05:14:54 Suite in F-Sharp Minor: III. Double de la courante
05:16:26 Suite in F-Sharp Minor: IV. Sarabande grave en rondeau
05:18:52 Suite in F-Sharp Minor: V. La favoritte. Un peu lentement
05:21:28 Suite in G Minor: I. Prélude
05:22:29 Suite in G Minor: II. Allemande
05:25:20 Suite in G Minor: III. Courante
05:26:55 Suite in G Minor: IV. La bel-ébat. Gaiemement
05:28:23 Suite in G Minor: V. La pièce sans titre
05:29:35 Suite in G Minor: VI. Gigue
05:31:27 Suite in G Minor: VII. Sarabande
05:44:28 Suite in G Minor: VIII. Menuet
05:45:30 Suite in G Minor: IX. Gigue (pour deux clavecins)
05:47:23 Suite in G Minor: X. Courante
05:49:00 Suite in A Minor: I. Prélude
05:49:52 Suite in A Minor: II. Allemande l’incomparable
05:52:13 Suite in A Minor: III. Courante
05:53:43 Suite in A Minor: IV. Sarabande
05:55:45 Suite in A Minor: V. Sarabande en rondeau
05:58:01 Suite in A Minor: VI. Gavotte
05:59:08 Suite in A Minor: VII. Menuet – Double du menuet
06:00:10 Suite in A Minor: VIII. Second menuet
06:00:42 Suite in A Minor: IX. Allemande gaye
06:03:15 Suite in A Minor: X. Courante la Venetiene
06:04:40 Suite in A Minor: XI. Gigue

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Brings me back to the good old days of roaming through Versailles before the damn peasants revolted.

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I don't know why they don't feature harpsichord music in more period piece movies, I just feel like it has such a unique sound that captures the era so well. So underused!!

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6 hours of french harpsichord music?!! wow..this is either pure torture, or sublime ear candy unlimited!! i'ts the latter for me! Cheers!!

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How i feel when i order the steak dinner at Applebee's

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I was taught about the harpsichord in elementary school in the 60’s. I was immediately enchanted by the sound and have been ever since.

Author — Michelle Joy

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This harpsichordic sound is so beautimonious and from a period of time when some of the most gorgemonious music was written. I’d say this is the steak and mashed taters of Early Music, and a side of fresh mixed veggies. The harmonies that can wow the listener are beyond human comprehension! Thank you for uploading this video!

Author — Michael Roth

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i love this instrument so much omg!! so elegant <3

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SIX HOURS! 😱 Thank you Brilliant Classics! Wonderful music of D’Anglebert.

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If you want more French harpsichord music (and who wouldn't?), the late harpsichordist and organist Scott Ross recorded the complete keyboard sonatas of Couperin and Rameau, as well as works by Bach (including the Goldberg Variations), Handel, D'Anglebert and Frescobaldi. In his spare time he also recorded all 555 of Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas (which no single person had ever done before). Sadly, he died at age 38. R.I.P.

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Always loVed this unique distinctive sounding instrument and most French Cinema tracks 💕

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Thank you for the upload! This music really blows my mind!!! Why can't modern music sound this good? Awesome!!!

Author — Leah Anderson

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Wonderful collection. Belder & the other artists seem to do fine justice to the sensibility & intention of French Baroque (I take it as elegance above all, lyric, but toujours logique). For some reason, this presentation attracts trolls ; ignore them, of course. Some ears & psyches favor percussive clarity, others a kind of legato smoothing in all forms, hence a preference for different instruments, no matter what is being played. A great joy to be able to enjoy all, as long as the given works, interpretations & playing are all at a high level, as here. Many thanks again to Brilliant Classics.

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Makes me wanna sharpen my wooden steak, fill my bottle of holy water and pour salt around my house! AWESOME PIECES!

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So beautiful, Thank you brilliant Classics

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Gracias por las bellas Inerpretaciones, 💕 porfavor continúen

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Real OGs listen to 6 hours of harpsichords

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Dear Classics, You are once again just brilliant, wonderful pieces! I´ll order the CDs from JPC like Your Telemann release, greetings from Coburg, Upper Franconia.

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"The sound of a harpsichord – two skeletons copulating on a tin roof in a thunderstorm." - Sir Thomas Beecham

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With this music I feel inside a castle :3
Con esta música me siento adentro de un castillo :3

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