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Les 24 Violons

EARLY MUSIC - Les 24 Violons In the second part of the series Millennium of Music we'll turn to purely instrumental music from the full-fledged 24 volins, Les 24 Violons, of the great Jean-Baptiste Lully with Capriccio Stravagante with Skip Sempé. Your host is Robert Aubry Davis.

 

Recently, the instruments of the 24 Violons du Roy have been reconstructed. The famed string players of Lully's orchestra - dessus, hautes-contres, tailles, quintes and basses de violon - offer a completely new sound to Louis XIV's favourite music.

 

Listen to the programme:

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'The Old Ballet'

WILLIAM BRADE 1685-1759
Paduana
FRANÇOIS CAROUBEL/MICHAEL PRAETORIUS
Volte & 3 Courantes (Terpsichore)
LUIGI ROSSI 1597-1653
Fantasie: Les Pleurs d’Orphée
JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY 1632-1687
Air des Démons

 

JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY 1632-1687
Ouverture (Roland)
Prélude à la Nuit (Triumph of Love)
MARIN MARAIS 1656-1728
Air des Faunes et Driades
Ouverture (Alcyone)

 

JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY 1632-1687
Ouverture (Atys)
Ouverture (Les Plaisirs de l’ile enchantée)
Première Entrée
Marche des hautbois pour Pan
Scène de Satyre et Moron
Rondeau pour les violons
Passacaille (Armide)
 

CAPRICCIO STRAVAGANTE – LES 24 VIOLONS
conducted by Skip Sempé

 

Recorded Friday August 27th, 2010
Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht

 

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