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Feb 07, 2022

Manuscrit de Madame de Théobon - J-B Lully & others, par Christophe Rousset

Record release, scheduled for 18 February 2022 – Aparté

This manuscript, from Christophe Rousset’s private collection, was discovered by him in 2004. Property of Madame Théobon, one of Louis XIV’s mistresses, it contains not only the essential French harpsichord pieces of the seventeenth century, but also many transcriptions of compositions by Lully and several hitherto completely unknown works. Providing precious insight into the musical practices of that time, these pieces are recorded here for the first time. With its powerful sound, the Nicolas Dumont harpsichord of 1704, recorded for the first time as well, does them full justice

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