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Best of French Baroque

By Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Lamon; Taurins

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By Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir; Lamon; Taurins. By Jean-Baptiste Lully; Marin Marais; Jean-Joseph De Mondonville; Jean-Philippe Rameau. Classical. CD. Published by Naxos (NX.TMK1029CD).

Item Number: NX.TMK1029CD


This compilation offers a selection of the best recordings of French baroque repertoire drawn from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's own catalogue. The album includes the 2005 JUNO Award-winning, Grammy Award-nominated recording of an orchestral suite from Rameau's epic five-act "tragedie en musique" Dardanus, originally released on CBC Records. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and guest soloists are featured in a 2006 CBC recording of the Grand Motet "Dominus regnavit" by Mondonville. Two works are drawn from Tafelmusik's genre-defying, globe-trotting, multi-media concert programmes: a suite from Lully's Phaeton from the 2009 recording of The Galileo Project, and a suite from Marais' Alcyone from the 2012 recording of House of Dreams. Ms. Lamon and Tafelmusik have earned high marks … the music's greatness might not be so obvious but for Tafelmusik's fine period style… It will have listeners wondering why this music is not as well-known as works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. --The New York Times.

  • 01-04. Suite from Alcyone  Composed by Marin Marais
  • 05-13. Suite from Dardanus  Composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • 14-21. Suite from Phaeton  Composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • 22-27. Grand Motet "Dominus regnavit"  Composed by Jean-Joseph De Mondonville
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