Music - "Le salon de musique de Marie-Antoinette"
Are you desperately scanning cd shops looking for interesting records, wondering what to buy? Well wonder no more! I bought this wonderul cd last month.
It's called Le salon de musique de Marie-Antoinette. It's a compilation of classical musics played at the time of Maire-Antoinette, in her salons, from her favourite composers. For example, Gluck was her teacher!
Marie-Antoinette did enjoy music. She even composed one, did you know? It's called C'est mon ami. And it comes in the cd! Unfortunately, not recorded by Marie herself... Just kidding. The singer is very good though. Here is the list of the musics:
1 - Petrini, Les folies d'Espagne et douze variations
2 - Gluck, J'ai perdu mon Eurydice
3 / 4 - Krumpholtz, Lamante Abandonée La nuit profonde
5 / 7 - Cardon, Sonate pour harpe opus VII nº 1
8 - Krumpholtz, Sonate en fa majeur opus XV nº 2
9 / 11 - Dauvergne, Trois Chansons
12 / 14 - Saint-Georges, Sonate por harpe et flûte obligée
15 - Marie-Antoinette, C'est mon ami
16 - Mozart, Oiseauz, si tous les ans, KV 307 / 284d
17 / 18 - Dusik, Sonatine pour harpe nº 5
19 - Paisiello, Entracte pour harpe d'Il re Teodoro in Vénézia
20 - Grétry, Malgré la fortune cruelle
21 - Martini, Plaisir d'amour
22 - Mozart, Adagio pour harmonica de verre, KV 356 / 617a
Isn't that a lovely playlist? By the way, the cd was organized by Sandrine Chatron, and had the participation of Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano), Jean-François Lombard (Tenor), Stéphanie Paulet (violin), Amélie Michel (traverso).
If you're wondering, I bought the cd at the Cité de la Musique, at Paris. It's a wonderful museum of music, with lots of historical instruments from the eighteenth century, like harps, harpsichords, and also some other curious instruments, like the glass harmonica...
In the next post I'll talk about the glass harmonica (at least I'll explain what it is!). You can see it is featured in the cd (it's the last track, from Mozart).
Well, I guess that's all! So, good imaginary trip to Marie-Antoinette's salon! (I'm sure you'll picture it perfectly once you hear the musics!)