Airs de cour
Airs de cour
- Airs de cour avec la tablature de luth, Seizieme Livre: Objet dont les charmes si douxComposer(s) Anthoine BoessetArtist(s) Catherine King: mezzo soprano, Jacob Heringman: lute
Airs de cour avec la tablature de luth, Seizieme Livre: Objet dont les charmes si doux03:51$1.70
- Airs de cour avec la tablature de luth, Cinquieme Livre: Mourons Tirsis, Vivons Silvie. DialogueComposer(s) Anthoine BoessetArtist(s) Catherine King: mezzo soprano, Charles Daniels: tenor, Jacob Heringman: lute
Airs de cour avec la tablature de luth, Cinquieme Livre: Mourons Tirsis, Vivons Silvie. Dialogue02:57$1.70
Mezzo-soprano Catherine King and lutenist Jacob Heringman create a beautiful sound in this early music delight.
Named a 'Choice' recording by BBC Music Magazine upon release, this popular recording of seventeenth century vocal music features mezzo-soprano Catherine King and lutenist Jacob Heringman with tenor Charles Daniels.
The listener is transported to the French court in a programme of courtly airs and solo lute pieces, the latter a suitable complement to the airs and the lost ideals of the courtly society they reflect. Both the self-indulgent texts of these songs and their suave and rhythmically evasive melodies, reflect a society rich in excess, intrigue and dissembling, all the more fascinating for being so distant, no less impressive for being so introverted. Well schooled in period performance, all the performers pay due attention to the authenticity of pronunciation and ornamentation for which scant records remain. O dieux je ne sçais pas is a rare example where an ornamented variant of the melody is included in the manuscript revealing a further level of riches in these songs.