MICHEL PIGNOLET DE MONTÉCLAIR (1667-1737): Le Retour de la Paix, Pan et Syrinx, Le Triomfe de la Constance, La Mort de Didon, La Morte di Lucretia.
Catalogue Number: 09N015
Description: These cantatas (three from 1709, one from 1716 and one from 1728) are anchored in Arcadian pastoral even when their actual characters aren't. The main pleasure is in how two violins, bass viol and harpsichord can summon so many different sounds (hunting horns, rustling reeds, musettes and even breaking dawn). French, Italian-English texts. Emma Kirkby (soprano), London Baroque.