Over the past sixty years, several families of musicians have written the history of harmonia mundi. 1988-2018: after the success of Atys and the St Matthew Passion, the Arles years saw those families branching out and opening up to new generations with a consistency clearly visible in the artistic policy – the passion for excellence, and a certain sincerity of interpretation too, as may be seen notably in Haydn’s Seasons. As well as filiations, this set gives examples of musical chemistry, encounters, new paths for exploration and even the odd amusing deviation from the norm . . . A unique and exciting story!
CD 1 The heirs of Alfred Deller - VIVALDI Stabat Mater /CAVALLI / HANDEL
CD 2 The operatic odyssey of René Jacobs - Arias From CAVALIERI to MOZART
CD 3 The ladies of Basel - From MONTEVERDI TO VIVALDI
CD 4-5 The new keyboard virtuosos
Works by F. COUPERIN, J. S. BACH, SOLER, MOZART, BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS
CD 6-9 The Classical style revisited
HAYDN The Seasons / Concerto for cello and orchestra Hob.VIIb:1
MOZART Piano Concerto n° 12, K.414 / Clarinet concerto K.622
BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis op. 123
CD 10 The French cello school - J. S. BACH, SCHUBERT, OFFENBACH, DUTILLEUX
CD 11 Die Neue Romantik - MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto Op. 64 / Piano Concerto MWV 02 / Symphony No.4 "Italian"
CD 12 Towards ‘historically informed performance’ RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (2nd & 3rd part) / Ma Mère l'Oye
CD 13 A trio of stars . . . and the star trio - Works by SCHUMANN and BRAHMS
CD 14 The masters of the lied - SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, WOLF, EISLER
CD 15-16 The new explorers - ROSSINI, DONIZETTI, BELLINI, VIEUXTEMPS, CHOPIN, DEBUSSY, DE FALLA, GERSHWIN, REICH
CD 17 The new generation
Le Concert royal de la Nuit (.......