Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles: Instrumental masterpieces from the reigns of Louis XII and Louis XIV

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LULLY / MARAIS / COUPERIN
Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles: Instrumental masterpieces from the reigns of Louis XII and Louis XIV
Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall

[ Alia Vox / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 2 January 2005

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Each year the magical setting of the gardens of the Palace of Versailles (one of the most visited sites in France and, indeed, Europe) are the setting for a fairy-tale fountain display.

Devised during the reign of Louis XIV, this impressive spectacle set to music reflected the power and the majesty of the King himself. From March to October the event attracts more than half a million visitors who come to stroll through the sumptuous gardens where water and music mingle. This year, the musical programme has been entrusted to Jordi Savall, who has selected some of the finest treasures from the Alia Vox catalogue.

Tracks:

Couperin, F:
Les Concerts Royaux

Lully:
Divertissement Royal
The Viols of Mr. De Sainte-Colombe
The Orchestra of the Sun King

Marais:
Music for Viols

Philidor, A:
Music for Louis XIII
Music for la Petite Bande