Ensemble Correspondances / Dauce, Sebastien: Le Concert Royal de la Nuit - Works By Jean de
Title: Le Concert Royal de la Nuit - Works By Jean de
Label: Harmonia Mundi FR.
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
In late February 1653, just after the Fronde rebellion, the most influential spectacle of the early reign of Louis XIV was presented at the Louvre: the Ballet Royal de la Nuit. Grandiose, and carefully elaborated at the highest levels of the state, the libretto by Bensérade called upon the finest artists of the time. Banishing the troubles of night, Louis XIV danced in the Sun King costume that would henceforth be forever associated with him. This unmissable world première recording presents a reconstruction of the work created by Sébastien Daucé that includes music by Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boesset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli and Luigi Rossi.