MICHEL PIGNOLET DE MONTÉCLAIR (1667-1737): Cantata Le retour de la paix, La Guerre from Flute Concerto No. 5, La Paix from Flute Concerto No. 6, 4 movements from Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, LOUIS-NICOLAS CLÉRAMBAULT (1676-1749): Cantata L'isle de Délos, La Félicité for 2 Violins and Continuo.
Catalogue Number: 01N021
Description: This enterprising program contrasts war and peace: Montéclair's cantata, published in 1709 and accompanied by war-like movements from his instrumental œuvre, illustrates the war-weariness of the French public during the War of the Spanish Succession in the sad and severe days of the end of Louis XIV's reign while Clérambault's (1716) pastoral, sweet and enchantingly naive cantata shows the changing of the musical guard, borrowing Italianate styles, at the bright and optimistic beginning of the Regency. French-English texts. Dorothée Leclair (soprano), Le Parlement de Musique; Martin Gester.