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Composer: Charpentier, Marc-Antoine (1643-1704)

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LondonChoir of Westminster Abbey

Purcell, Charpentier
James O'Donnell; Choir of Westminster Abbey; St James's Baroque

LondonEnsemble Correspondances

Charpentier: Histoires sacrées
Sébastien Daucé; Vincent Huguet

SnapeMusic for the Royal Fireworks

Charpentier, Handel, Corelli
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel

BlythburghLe Concert Spirituel

Charpentier
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel

LondonDangerous Liaisons

© Angela Moore/ LucienneRoberts+
Lully, Rameau, Charpentier
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; John Butt; Hubert Hazebroucq
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Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
A Lenten programme of 17th-century French and Italian sacred music partially fulfilled its dramatic potential in refined, understated performances. 
***11
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A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Medée) and Ivan Thirion (Oronte) © Toni Suter & Tanja Dorendorf
From devoted wife and mother to murdering avenger, Médée is is a challenging role. A new Zurich production firmly secures her place in the collective memory, perhaps for the wrong reasons.
**111
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A celebratory Te Deum for Malta

Sébastien Daucé © Mario Mintoff Photocity
A thrilling programme of church music for the French court by du Mont and Charpentier, performed by Ensemble Correspondances.
*****
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Purcell and Charpentier double bill in Paris

Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset © Jacques Verrees
Christophe Rousset leads Les Talens Lyrique in a double Baroque bill: Charpentier's Acteon and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
****1
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Polychoral virtuosity in Utrecht

© Alison Karlin
Ensemble Correspondances give a virtuoso display of polychoral music from Marc-Antoine Charpentier and his Italian contemporaries.
****1
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