Generation Harmonia Mundi 1: The Age Of Revolutions 1958-1988

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Generation Harmonia Mundi 1: The Age Of Revolutions 1958-1988
Various Artists including Les Arts Florissants, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Deller Consort, London Baroque, etc

[ Harmonia Mundi / 16 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Thursday 10 May 2018

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Harmonia Mundi was born in 1958. Sixty years and several thousand recordings later, the company continues to affirm its identity and its singularity with vitality!

Anniversaries offer an opportunity to reflect on the distance travelled. This first volume celebrating the label invites you to relive the highlights of the first thirty years and pays tribute to the artists who built Harmonia Mundi on the heights of Saint-Michel-de-Provence, in a passionate quest for excellence that caused a genuine revolution in the world of early music.

Performers include:
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie / La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Ensemble Musique Oblique, Philippe Herreweghe / Chiara Banchini / Clemencic Consort, René Clemencic / Francis Chapelet / Djamchid Chemirani / Concerto Vocale, René Jacobs / Deller Consort, Alfred Deller / Ensemble Clément Janequin, Dominique Visse / Ensemble Musique Vivante / Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès / Kenneth Gilbert / Claude Helffer / Konrad Junghänel / Sœur Marie Keyrouz / Peter Kooy / London Baroque / London Oboe Band, Paul Goodwin / Felicity Lott / Agnès Mellon / Gregorio Paniagua / Régis et Bruno Pasquier / Jean-Claude Pennetier / Roland Pidoux / Georges Pludermacher / Iegor Reznikoff / René Saorgin / La Symphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne / Helmut Winter

"The RIAS Chamber Choir produce a fine quality of homogenous tone and, under Marcus Creed, show themselves fully responsive to both words and music...a strong recommendation." Gramophone on the Brahms Motets

"I found the performances full of lively charm. Ingrid Seifert, the first violin, is thoroughly at home in this music and gives an assured account of it. Ensemble is nicely balanced and I found the presence of a violone, as well as cello and organ, to be effective." Gramophone on the Mozart Church Sonatas

"This record is a 'must' for anyone interested in the early development of Western music. It is a beautiful and stirring record, which makes one look forward eagerly to further fruits of his admirable work." Gramophone on the Byzantine Chants


CD 1-2 A passion for the organ
Historic organs from Trujillo, Malaucène, Brescia & Trebel

CD 3 The discovery of the Old World
Ancient Greek music / Gauls / Roman chants

CD 4 From Renaissance to Baroque
Madrigals by Marenzio, Caccini, Bottrigari, Gesualdo, Monteverdi

CD 5-11 The Baroque revolution
PURCELL King Arthur / Songs : O Solitude, Music for a while…
SCHÜTZ Motets / Kleine geistliche Konzerte & Symphoniae Sacrae
J. S. BACH Magnificat BWV 243, Aria Erbarme dich (St. Matthew Passion)
PERGOLESI Stabat Mater
CESTI Orontea (extraits/excerpts)
LULLY Atys (extraits/excerpts) / Le Bourgeois gentilhomme
DE LALANDE Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy 12eSuite
RAMEAU Les Indes galantes

CD 12-14 A fresh look at the score
MOZART Church Sonatas
BEETHOVEN Symphony "Eroica" transcribed by Franz Liszt
JOHANN SCHOBERT Piano Quartet op. VII n° 2
ERNEST CHAUSSON Concert op. 21
GABRIEL FAURÉ Requiem op. 48 (version 1893)
JOHANNES BRAHMS Motets Op. 29 & Op. 74
Mélodies sur des poèmes de Victor Hugo

CD 15 The twentieth century
SCHOENBERG Piano Pieces Opp. 11, 19, 23 & 25
LUCIANO BERIO Laborintus 2

CD 16 A window on the world
Iranian music, Arabo-Andalusian music, Byzantine chant, Corsica, La Folia de la Spagna…